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.
- 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)
- Preheat the oven to 210 degrees Celsius. Pour prepared hot tea over the raisins. Let cool, setting aside for at least 2 hours.
- 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.
- Add the sugar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Knead to mix and add the butter, mixing constantly, until smooth.
- 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.
- Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and divide in half. Place into greased rectangular bread pans. Set aside to rise.
- 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.
- Cool the bread slightly, remove from the pans, and cool on a baking rack.
PER SERVING *
|Calories190Calories from Fat25|
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|Calories from Fat25|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.