Fruit and Nut Tea Brack

by

Fresco

Posted 5 April 2022 (Last updated 5 April 2022)

Serves

8

Total Time

2hrs 15mins

Calories

392

Traditionally served on Halloween in Ireland, this loaf cake is full of dried figs and hazelnuts. It's perfect as a quick tea cake to make year-round. Spread with butter and eat while still warm!

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    Ingredients

  • Raisins icon
    Raisins300 g
  • Dried figs icon
    Dried figs100 gchopped
  • Hot earl grey tea icon
    Hot earl grey tea300 g
  • Orange icon
    Orange1zest of
  • Light brown sugar icon
    Light brown sugar150 g
  • Ground cinnamon icon
    Ground cinnamon5 g
  • Apple pie spice mix icon
    Apple pie spice mix5 g
  • Egg icon
    Egg2
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour200 g
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder7 g
  • Hazelnuts icon
    Hazelnuts75 gtoasted
    Method

  • 1. Add raisins, dried figs and hot earl grey tea to a clean large mixing bowl
  • 2. Soak fruit overnight if possible, or for at least one hour
  • 3. Pre-heat oven - 170°C
  • 4. Grease a clean loaf pan
  • 5. Add orange to the batter
  • 6. Add light brown sugar, ground cinnamon, apple pie spice mix and egg to the batter
  • 7. Mix briefly until combined
  • 8. Add all purpose flour, baking powder and hazelnuts to the batter
  • 9. Mix until combined
  • 10. Transfer batter to loaf pan
  • 11. Bake until skewer tests clean - 50 min, 170°C
  • 12. Let cool - approx 5 min
  • 13. Slice and eat warm from the oven, with a little butter

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