Healthy Barm Brack
This recipe is simple to make and is packed with flavour from the mixed spice and dried fruit. It is delicious served with some real butter and served cup of tea. Prep time: 10 minutes, plus time to soak the fruit
Cook time: 1 hour
Makes: 1 loaf 375g mixed dried fruit 250 ml warm black tea 1 tbsp honey 2tbsp coconut oil, melted 1 egg 225g self raising flour ½ tsp. bread soda 1 tsp. mixed spice Optional: 2 tbsp honey, to glaze the top of the loaf Pre-heat the oven to 170 degrees.
Place the dried fruit in a large mixing bowl and stir in the warm tea and honey. Cover the bowl and leave the mix to soak overnight.
Next day, add the melted coconut oil and egg together with sieved self raising flour, bread soda and mixed spice. Stir well to combine and then transfer to a silicon 2lb loaf tin.
Bake at 170 degrees for approx. 1 hour or until a knife inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
If desired, brush the top of the cake with 2tbsp melted honey while still warm. This will give a glazed look to the top of the loaf.
Allow to cool on a wire rack, then cut into slices and enjoy. I love this topped with real butter and a cup of tea