Preparation info
  • Makes 2 8 inch bracks, about


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Real Irish Food

By David Bowers

Published 2014

  • About

Barmbracks fall somewhere between a cake and a bread, doughy and yeast-raised but slightly sweet and spicy and enriched with butter, sugar, and eggs—almost like an Irish brioche. If you want to do this the traditional way, wrap a shiny new coin and a (toy) ring in a bit of parchment, and bury the coin and ring inside each round of dough before you place them in the cake pans for the final rise. Whoever gets the ring in his or her slice is supposed to marry in the coming year, and whoever ge