Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tea Brack

Can not have Halloween with out tea brack.

This is a recipe I got from a friend, She thinks it came out of a Avoca cookery book.

Liz Orr's Tea Brack.

450g dark brown sugar.
2.5 cups of cold tea.
half cup of whiskey.
450g sultanas.
450g mixed fruit.
3 eggs
450g plain flour.
3tbp baking powder.
3tsp mixed spice.

Makes 3x900g loaves.

Dissolve the sugar in the cold tea. mix in the whiskey and soak the fruit overnight.

Next day:
Preheat the oven to 170C, Gas mark 3 and line 3 loaf tins.
Mix the flour, baking powder and mixed spice together. Beat the eggs.
Mix them all into the fruit.

Pour into the loaf tin and bake for 1 hour. or until a skewer comes out cleanly.

I ended up with 2 large and 2 small loaves.

1 for now
1 for Halloween.
1 to go back to the Isle of Man with my Son and 
1 for my Dad.


  1. I must try some - still have time before Halloween.

  2. It is one of my favourite things about Halloween.

  3. Oooh! I love tea brack! What a super recipe, thank you, I will try it, it looks sooooo delicious!

  4. Sounds yummy - is it like malt loaf? I shall try it!

    Sarah x

  5. A trifle Rushed...It has been give given the seal of approval by my Dad. He is very fussy about his tea brack.
    jennifer... With the whiskey it has a good shelf life. If it lasts that long.

  6. Sarah. I think it is slightly richer than a malted loaf.

  7. I love your new header. It's great, did you make and decorate those lovely biscuits? They are fab!

  8. Thanks A Trifle Rushed. The biscuits are cinnamon biscuits from the book 'A Slice of Cherry Pie' and they are iced with roll out icing. Next time I made them I will post the recipe.

  9. Hi there, thanks so much for visiting my blog and following me! I've never heard of tea brack but will def give it a try! Kate xx