*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                    BARM BRACK (TRADITIONAL IRISH BREAD)
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads                           Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2 1/2   c            Mixed dry fruit--currants>>>
                         Dark & golden raisins.
    1       c            Boiling black tea
    1       ea           Egg
    1       t            Mixed spice (see note*)
    4       ts           Marmalade
    1       c            (heaping)superfine sugar
    2 1/2   c            Self-rising flour
 
      Place dried fruit in a bowl, cover with the hot tea
   and let soak overnight.  The next day, add the
   remaining ingreds. and mix well. Preheat oven to 375
   F.  Pour batten into greased 7 square pan and bake in
   the center of oven for 1 1/2 hrs.  Let cool in the pan
   on awire rack. Slice and serve buttered with tea.
   
      NOTE* (Mixed spices:  equal parts of cinnamon,
   clove, nutmeg, allspice, and mace.
   
      1.  In Northern Ireland and in the Republic, BRACK
   is the Celtic word for salt and is used to mean
   “bread”.  Barm brack is leavened bread, the word BARM
   meaning yeast.
   
      2.  The term “barmbrack” for an Irish fruit loaf or
   cake does not derive from barm or leaven.  It is a
   corruption of the Irish word “aran breac” (Speckled
   Bread).
  
 
 
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