Bara Brith

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Appears in
The Official Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea Cookbook

By Downton Abbey

Published 2020

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The name of this Welsh teatime cakelike bread translates to “mottled bread” or “speckled bread,” a nod to the copious amount of dried fruit in the loaf. The texture is moist and dense, and the sweetness is on the lighter side, with a touch of orange marmalade flavor. Here only currants are used, but a mixture of dried fruits—candied citrus peel, dark and golden raisins, cranberries—is common, with any larger pieces cut into bite-size bits. Soak the fruit in a strong black tea—Earl Grey or I