Tuesday, 26 February 2013

St Davids Day is coming up!!

                              Celebrate St Davids Day on Friday with this fab recipe
St David's Day is the Welsh holiday on March 1st which celebrates the patron saint of Wales. St David was a Welsh Monk who lived in the 6th century and was Archbishop of Wales.

Bara Brith is a traditional welsh dish. It's name translates as "Speckled bread" and there are many variations on the recipe. Here is one from www.activityvillage.co.uk  great to try as
a long activity in a setting, or with you child at home!

12oz self raising flour
4oz light muscavado sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp mixed spice
1 egg
4oz salted butter
14oz dried fruit
½ pint of hot strong black tea
milk – optional


Put the fruit into a large bowl and cover with the tea.

Cover with a clean tea towel and leave at least overnight.
Sieve the flour, spices and sugar into a mixing bowl. Add the butter and egg and mix until you have a thick paste. Tip in the fruit and the liquid, mix until you have a dropping consistency (add a drop of milk if necessary).
Pour into a greased 2lb loaf tin and bake for about 40mins at 180C, gas mark 4. Cool in the tin for 15 minutes before turning out.

Delicious warm, spread with salted butter!

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