A delicious tea bread, also known as barmbrack, nice straight from the oven and buttered. For an egg-free option, it works fine with a tablespoon of applesauce instead of the egg. Enjoy warm or allow to cool before slicing and serving.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr 15 mins
2 hrs
3 hrs 35 mins
10 servings


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Place dried fruit in a bowl and pour in tea; let soak for 2 hours.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a loaf pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper.

  • Beat flour, brown sugar, and egg into fruit mixture until batter is well mixed; pour into the prepared loaf pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven on the center rack until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

279 calories; protein 4.9g; carbohydrates 64.6g; fat 1g; cholesterol 18.6mg; sodium 455.5mg. Full Nutrition

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I agree with the recipe poster this is delicious and it's easy to put together. I followed the directions exactly except instead of putting the batter all in one pan I made 4 small loaves. Probably took about 40 minutes to bake. For my 2 c dried fruit I used a combination of currants raisins and dried cranberries. Best served thickly slathered with butter and a cup of tea. Mmm Mm good. Suggestion: really grease well the bottom of the pan. Barmbrack is an old Irish recipe usually made with yeast as the rising agent but I like this version because it's so quick to put together. Read More