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Excellent with snipped dried apricots, plums and cherries (or cherry & orange flavoured dried cranberries). DO be careful how much dried plum is used ... lovely flavour, but thats prunes!

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Peri of Havenhold December 28, 2005

I've been wanting to make bara brith for some time, but this is the first time I've gotten around to actually doing it. I just an organic black cherry tea that had steeped overnight and was nice and dark. For the fruits, I used raisins, prunes and apricots (I snipped the prunes/apricots into smaller bits to be approx the same size as the raisins). After my tea had steeped, some of the liquid (about a Tbs) had evaporated so I topped it off with a little cognac. Yum. Very dense and fruity bread. I acutally found it a tad dry. I think that it might benefit from the addition of some oil or even another egg. Or even slightly less flour, as I didn't feel this had the problem with being gummy that very low/no fat baked goods often have. Very tasty with tons of great flavor- the tea makes it taste very unique. Thanks!

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Roosie July 21, 2005
Traditional Welsh Bara Brith