Barmbrack or Barm Brack

READY IN: 1hr 50mins
Recipe by myrnabarager

I own a cookbook published by Chatelaine in 1968, Heritage Collection of Home Tested Recipes (my Mom usually has possession of it but she let me borrow it) and I decided to try a couple of recipes from it. This sounded so good and it is! I made it with Christmas tea, which is black tea with orange, cherry and almond flavours.

Top Review by waynejohn1234

I guess the reason this recipe has not been reviewed is that it is quite uncommon this side of Britain. It is really an excellent tea bread and if you don't like some of the fruit you can substitute others. Excellent and should sit a day before cutting. Sliced thinly and buttered - great. This particular recipe is very good and fairlproof - the only downside (and this is a matter of taste) is that it is a bit too sweet. Don't overlook this simple tea bread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine fruit and sugar in a large bowl. Pour tea over fruit mixture, cover, and let sit overnight.
  2. Next morning, stir in egg, then flour,baking powder, soda, and salt sifted together.
  3. Turn into greased loaf pan and bake for 1 1/2 hours at 300°F.
  4. Turn onto wire rack to cool.
  5. To serve, slice and butter.
  6. NOTE: I did not include soaking time in the time to make.

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