Sunday, 2 March 2014

Bara Brith - A Childhood Memory

Browsing Pinterest last week I realised that it was St Davids' Day (the Patron Saint of Wales) and I had a wonderful memory of my Mum's best friend - Aunty Eirwin (a lovely Welsh Lady) who lived almost next door as we were growing up.  Now my Mum was a brilliant baker but Aunty Eirwin gave her a run for her money and she made the most amazing fruit tea loaf called Bara Brith (Welsh for Speckled Loaf).  It was the most amazing fruit loaf  full of currants, sultanas and spiced with cinnamon and mixed spice - spread with butter it made the most amazing treat after tea. 

It sent me off searching for a recipe and there are loads to choose from - I found this one  on Marriage's Master Millers website and it was very scrummy I can really recommend it - the whole loaf disappeared rapidly with shouts of 'make this again PLEASE'. 

One for the family recipe book I think.

Thanks for looking


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