Bara Brith (Welsh Fruitcake)
According to a knowledgeable contributor, the actual meaning of Bara Brith is 'Speckled Bread' and it is best described as a unique fruit loaf.
Soak 10oz. mixed dried fruit in 2 cups hot tea, cover and let stand overnight.
Strain the fruit, saving the liquid. Add 3 oz. brown sugar, grated rind of a lemon, 1 ¼ teaspoons pumpkin spice (or any mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice), 1 egg and 12oz. self-rising flour to the fruit.
Add the liquid a bit at a time until the batter is of soft, dropping consistency. Pour into a greased brown paper lined 2lb. loaf pan and bake at 350F for 45-55 minutes until firm to the touch.
Recipe submitted by Barbara Ballard
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