Bara Brith – Welsh Speckled Bread

#BaraBrith a.k.a. #speckled #bread is a #Welsh #teatime specialty that is by far the best version of #fruitcake I’ve ever tasted. It is a treat on its own or served with lightly salted butter. Not surprisingly, the folks over at have a tremendous recipe that is easy to recreate in your own home. You can find many of these ingredients with Nowcado:


  • 1 lb. self-rising flour
  • 1 tsp. mixed spice
  • 6 oz. sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tbsp. orange zest
  • 2 tbsp. orange juice
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 c. cold black tea
  • 1 lb. mixed dry fruit
  • Extra honey for glazing


  1. Place dry fruit in a bowl and cover with black tea. Let the concoction soak overnight.
  2. The next day, mix the sugar, egg, orange juice, zest, and honey together, then add it to the soaked fruit.
  3. Sift in the flour and spice.
  4. Pour the mixture into a greased loaf pan and bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  5. While the bara brith cools, baste it with honey.
  6. Once cooled, serve the fruit loaf to your adoring friends and family.


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