Bara brith from Oats in the North, Wheat from the South: The History of British Baking, Savoury and Sweet (page 66) by Regula Ysewijn

  • dried yeast
  • raisins
  • eggs
  • plain flour
  • lard
  • mixed spice (UK)
  • currants
  • black tea
  • candied citrus peel
  • EYB Comments

    Can substitute Earl Grey tea for black tea, pumpkin pie spice for mixed spice, and butter for lard. Currants and raisins must soak in tea overnight. Dough must prove 1 hour.

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  • Eat Your Books

    Can substitute Earl Grey tea for black tea, pumpkin pie spice for mixed spice, and butter for lard. Currants and raisins must soak in tea overnight. Dough must prove 1 hour.

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