In Aistear this week the junior and senior infants made amazing barm bracks to share with their friends in the older classes. The Irish for Barm Brack is Bairín Breac

Traditionally Barm Brack would be made in Ireland at this time of year and a ring was hidden in it. The person who got the piece of cake with the ring could look forward to being married within a year! We didn’t put a ring in our bracks!!!!!
It is very easy to make and very tasty with some butter spread on top
Here is the recipe:

Bairín Breac

1 mug of cold tea
1 packet of mixed dried fruit (raisins, sultanas, cherries etc)

1 egg
250g self raising flour
1 teaspoonful ground cinnamon

Place the dried fruit and the cold tea in a big bowl and soak them overnight.

Next day:
Oven temp 180 degrees
Put the egg, flour and cinnamon into the soaked raisins and tea and mix together.
Put into a greased loaf tin and bake for 40 mins approx or until you put a skewer into the cake and it comes out clean.