Traditional Irish Barmbrack Bread

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12Ingredients
190Calories
25Hours

Barmbrack is a traditional Irish yeasted bread that usually contains sultanas or raisins. Bring a little Irish tradition into your kitchen with this recipe for Traditional Irish Barmbrack bread. Made with a sourdough starter, this Barmbrack is flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg and incorporates tea hydrated raisins and candied citrus fruit into the dough. Allow the Barmbrack to rise during the various steps of preparing the dough to allow the yeast to develop the gluten.

Ingredients

  • hot tea
  • 350 grams raisins
  • 250 grams sourdough starter
  • 275 grams flour
  • 175 grams milk
  • 1 egg
  • 85 grams sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 60 grams butter (softened)
  • 60 grams citrus fruit (candied)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 210 degrees Celsius. Pour prepared hot tea over the raisins. Let cool, setting aside for at least 2 hours.
  2. Mix the starter with the flour, milk, and egg. Mix well and form into a bowl. Place the dough into an oiled bowl and set aside to rise, halfway doubled in volume.
  3. Add the sugar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Knead to mix and add the butter, mixing constantly, until smooth.
  4. Drain the raisins and add to the dough along with the candied citrus fruit. Form the dough into a ball once more and place into an oiled bowl. Set aside to double in volume.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and divide in half. Place into greased rectangular bread pans. Set aside to rise.
  6. Bake the bread for 15 minutes, then decrease the heat to 200 C and bake for 35 minutes more. The internal temperature of the bread should be at 95 C.
  7. Cool the bread slightly, remove from the pans, and cool on a baking rack.
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NutritionView more

190Calories
Sodium7%DV170mg
Fat5%DV3.5g
Protein8%DV4g
Carbs12%DV37g
Fiber8%DV2g

PER SERVING *

Calories190Calories from Fat25
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat3.5g5%
Saturated Fat1.5g8%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol20mg7%
Sodium170mg7%
Potassium190mg5%
Protein4g8%
Calories from Fat25
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate37g12%
Dietary Fiber2g8%
Sugars15g30%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

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Felicity W. 30 May 2015
I have made a few Irish barmbrack bread recipes in the past that always turned out so hard that you just couldn't eat it. This recipe was absolutely perfect. I love this 5 star recipe and plan to make it throughout the year.