Irish Tea Bread

READY IN: 13hrs
Recipe by Mandy

I found this recipe in a Twinings Tea advertorial and thought it sounded interesting, posted here for safekeeping!

Top Review by Coasty

I baked this for afternoon tea today, everyone enjoyed it. Just a couple of changes: I only had currants, dried cherries and some mixed peel. I soaked the fruit in a strong chai tea. A fruity/spicy sweet bread. This was made for the Irish session of the Virtual Culinary Cruise: British Isles & Ireland.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak fruit in the prepared tea overnight.
  2. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 150.C and grease & line a 20cm sqyare cake pan.
  3. Stir brandy & sugar into fruit mixture until dissolved and then stir in the eggs.
  4. Gradually fold in flour and spice and combine until mixture is smooth.
  5. Pour into a pan & bake for one hour.
  6. Remove from oven & cover with foil and bake for a further 30 minutes.
  7. Set aside to cool for approx 30 mins before turning out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
  8. Store for 24 hours before slicing.
  9. Serve with butter & a cup of tea.

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