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Offline Bob Cae Bog

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Bara Brith.
« on: Saturday 12 May 2007, 1150 »
Here is a recipe from "Old" Kingsland.

Bara Bruth.

6oz currants
6oz sultanas
8oz soft brown sugar
1 cup hot black tea
3oz butter
1lb self raising flour
Pinch salt
1 large egg.

Mix the dried fruit with the sugar and pour the hot tea over it.
Leave overnight for the fruit to plump up.
Rub the butter into the flour and salt then add the beaten egg.
Mix in the soaked fruit.
Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin and put in the mixture.
Bake in a pre heated oven at 350F (Gas mark 4) for 1.5 hours or until well done.

Do not eat it all in one go,save a slice for tomorrow.

Hwyl,Bob.
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Re: Bara Brith.
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 12 May 2007, 1153 »
Thanks Bob. I will show this to Mrs Baz later on and ask her to bake me one yeah!....  ;)

Offline Mab y Mynydd

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Re: Bara Brith.
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 12 May 2007, 1209 »
Failing that, try EB's Bas!

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Re: Bara Brith.
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 12 May 2007, 1336 »

Mab, he's only a Kid. He wouldn't remember E.B's County Bakery makes a nice one though, but not as good as Mams!

Yeh don't forget Mab that I am still a 30-something in my prime and not going through a mid life crisis yeah!...  ;)

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Re: Bara Brith.
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 12 May 2007, 1337 »
Ask your Mam for her recipe and then print it here.
I'll bake it to see if it tastes as good as mine.
Hwyl,Bob.
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Re: Bara Brith.
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 12 May 2007, 1639 »
I've just printed your recipe Bob.  I may have a go myself or ask Mrs. Mab as she's a much better cook and enjoys cooking.

Your Mam's bara brith sounds good too Tec.

Sorry, Bas.  I forgot you're so young.  Such wisdom at an early age!   :D

Offline Bob Cae Bog

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Re: Bara Brith.
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 13 May 2007, 0107 »
In my mam's day we used to take the bara brith to Thomas Bros. bakehouse in Kingsland to be baked in the bread oven.
Hwyl,Bob.
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Offline Lizzie

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Re: Bara Brith.
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 13 May 2007, 0803 »
Thanks Bob for the Bara Brith recipe I shall look forward to it, I love cooking especially cakes, I have some recipes I will post,
My Mam used to use the bakery in Queen Street and the Bara Brith was very dark coloured, nothing like it with real Welsh butter.

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Re: Bara Brith.
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 13 May 2007, 0845 »
Some recipes add gravy browning to the fruit to make the loaf darker.
Hwyl,Bob.
PS Did your mam live in British Terrace?
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Offline Lizzie

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Re: Bara Brith.
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 13 May 2007, 0942 »
She lived in Queen Street in the old houses on the left hand side, they were knocked down to build Queen's Park.

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Re: Bara Brith.
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 13 May 2007, 1339 »
My wife was born in British Terrace.
Hwyl,Bob.
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Re: Bara Brith.
« Reply #12 on: Monday 18 June 2007, 2241 »
Bob C B, I made your Bara Brith earlier on, it is gorgeous, mm mm
Thank you so much, been looking for a decent recipe
for a while,my family will love it, so ideal for a big family picnic I am
going to soon.....

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Re: Bara Brith.
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 19 June 2007, 0126 »
Thanks Liz.
Brush the top of the dough with honey before placing in the oven to give it a golden crust.
Hwyl and enjoy,Bob.
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