Fruit and Nut Tea Brack

by

Drop

POSTED Fri, 16 March 2018

Serves

8

Total Time

70 MINS

Calories

392

Traditionally served on Halloween in Ireland, this loaf cake is full of dried figs and hazelnuts. It's perfect as a quick tea cake to make year-round. Spread with butter and eat while still warm!

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    INGREDIENTS


  • Raisins icon
    Raisins

    300 g (about 1 ¾ cups)

  • Dried figs icon
    Dried figs

    100 g (about 3 ⅓)chopped

  • Hot earl grey tea icon
    Hot earl grey tea

    300 g (about 1 ¼ cups)

  • Orange icon
    Orange

    1 (about 200 g)zest of

  • Light brown sugar icon
    Light brown sugar

    150 g (about ¾ cup)

  • Ground cinnamon icon
    Ground cinnamon

    5 g (about 1 ⅞ teaspoons)

  • Apple pie spice mix icon
    Apple pie spice mix

    5 g (about 2 ½ teaspoons)

  • Egg icon
    Egg

    2 (about 100 g)

  • Plain flour icon
    Plain flour

    200 g (about 1 ½ cups)

  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder

    7 g (about 1 ⅜ teaspoons)

  • Hazelnuts icon
    Hazelnuts

    75 g (about ½ cup)toasted

    METHOD


  • 1. Add raisins, dried figs and hot earl grey tea to a clean large mixing bowl
  • 2. Soak until soft - approx 8 hr
  • 3. Pre-heat oven - 171°C
  • 4. Grease a clean loaf pan
  • 5. Add orange to the batter
  • 6. Add light brown sugar, ground cinnamon, apple pie spice mix and egg to the batter
  • 7. Mix briefly until combined
  • 8. Add plain flour, baking powder and hazelnuts to the batter
  • 9. Mix until combined
  • 10. Transfer batter to loaf pan
  • 11. Bake until skewer tests clean - 50 min, 171°C
  • 12. Let cool - approx 5 min
  • 13. Turn out onto cooling rack

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