Accept & Close

We use cookies to improve your experience. By using our site, you consent to our cookie policy.

  • FREE delivery on all UK orders over £40
  • Worldwide shipping… Wherever you are, we will ship to you!
  • Sign up to our newsletter for news & promotions!

Belfast Brew Irish Tea Brack Recipe

Bake a delicious Belfast Brew Brack in 3 easy steps.

Esme and Zoë got creative in the kitchen with an old family recipe from Esme’s mum, using our Belfast Brew Pyramids, we promise it’s easy .. so give it a go.

Ingredients

  • 450g dried fruit – mix of sultanas/raisins/currants as desired
  • 55g chopped mixed candied peel
  • 300ml Belfast Brew (1pyramid teabag brewed for 5mins)
  • 225g soft brown sugar
  • 450g sifted self-raising flour
  • 55g margarine
  • 1tsp mixed spice
  • ½ level tsp baking powder
  • 2 beaten eggs

tumblr_inline_nlnxki0IOC1qbce38_500

Method

The Night Before

1. Place peel and dried fruit in a large bowl, then dissolve the sugar in the hot tea and pour over the fruit. Cover with a cloth and leave to soak overnight, allowing the fruit time to plump up as it soaks up the sweet, malty tea flavours.

tumblr_inline_nlnxl1geRo1qbce38_500

tumblr_inline_nlnxlg5N521qbce38_500

The Following Day

Pre-heat the oven to 170°C, gas mark 3.

2. Rub the margarine into the sifted flour, add spices and baking powder. Add to the fruit and tea mixture with the 2 beaten eggs and mix everything together thoroughly.

tumblr_inline_nlnxm2a7nS1qbce38_500

tumblr_inline_nlnxnnOgcs1qbce38_500

3. Pour the mixture into a prelined 2lb loaf tin and bake at 170°C for approx 1hour 20mins

tumblr_inline_nlnxnzqupf1qbce38_500

Sit back and relax with a cup of tea as your Belfast Brew Brack bakes.

Remove from the oven, testing with a skewer or fine knife, and allow to cool on a wire rack

tumblr_inline_nlnxouWoIk1qbce38_500

tumblr_inline_nlnxqlE4aJ1qbce38_500

Best served alongside your favourite cup of Suki Tea. Cut into thick slices and spread with a generous serving of butter.

tumblr_inline_nlnxqvA5YU1qbce38_500

Top Tips:

  • Add 4tsp of Irish Whiskey when steeping the fruit for a decadent Belfast Brew Brack even Grandad would be proud of.
  • Especially Good Served Toasted.
  • For an extra citrus hint, steep your fruit using our Earl Grey Blue Flower instead of the Belfast Brew.

Like this post? Share it!

Add your Comment

Please wait...

Added to your basket

Continue shoppingView your basket