IRISH TEA BRACK
6oz/110g Sultanas6oz/ 110g Raisins
2oz / 55g cherries - quartered
7oz/ 200g soft brown sugar... Siucra of course!
8oz/ 225g Self-raising Flour
1/2 pint / 300ml cold tea...... BARRYS TEA IF YOU'RE FROM CORK!
1 egg, free range if possible, beaten.... not the chicken but the egg!
1 level teaspoon mixed spice
Soak sultanas, raisins, cherries in cold tea overnight.... Make a brew for yourself while you're waiting!
Next day preheat oven to 180C/350F or .... gas mark 4
Add remaining ingredients to the fruit and tea mixture and stir. Put into a 2lb loaf tin lined with greaseproof. Bakes for about 1 1/2 hours. Keeps well in an airtight container but not very long in my house! Serve with a cuppa cha and your feet up!
(If you want to go posh you can use Earl Grey to give a perfumed flavour to your brack , that, je ne sais pas! or play around with all the flavoured teas that are available you can beat a cup of Barrys!)