Tea Brack

Tea Brack

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Irish treat that is moist, dense, fruit-packed and good for breakfast or as a treat.


1 cup (8 oz.) brewed hot tea

1 cup (5 oz.) raisins, packed

½ cup currants, packed

1 cup prunes, snipped into small pieces

1 cup chopped dates

1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed

2 cups whole meal flour (I used almond meal or oat flour for gluten-free)

1 Tablespoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

1 large egg

2½ Tablespoons sparkling white sugar, for topping


  1. Pour the hot tea over the dried fruits. Set the mixture aside to cool to lukewarm, about 1 hour.
  2. Preheat over to 325 degrees. Lightly grease (and line with parchment) an 8 inch round cake pan.
  3. In medium bowl, stir together the brown sugar, flour, baking powder and salt
  4. Add the dried fruit and any remaining liquid. Stir until well combined; the batter will be thick and stiff.
  5. Add the egg, mixing until thoroughly incorporated.
  6. Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with sparkling sugar.
  7. Bake for 60-70 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven to cool.

Tea Brack