Fruit and Nut Tea Brack



Posted April 5, 2022 (Last updated April 5, 2022)



Total Time

2hrs 15mins



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!


  • 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
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour200 g
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder7 g
  • Hazelnuts icon
    Hazelnuts75 gtoasted

  • 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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