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Mother's Day – Irish Barmbrack | 母の日に懐かしのアイリッシュ・バームブラック

It’s Mother’s Day today.
Mom often mumbles to reminisce the times in lives once lived in Cork, Ireland for a long period of time. One of her favorite breads being ‘the Irish Barmbrack’, which our neighbor’s Mother used to make excellent tasty Barmbrack.
It is traditional bread, mixed dry fruits soaked in strong Irish tea and whiskey overnight before integrated into the dough.  I have my own recipe from home economic classes but I’ve used the Irish Times recipe, exploring other people’s recipe but of course! this is a  ‘can’t go wrong recipe’.  It’s good, it’s simple and guarantees the Irish memories to devour.

Ingrédients: Makes one 900g loaf

  • 225g plain flour
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 375g packet of fruit mix
  • 250ml cold tea
  • 50ml of whiskey
  • 125g light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp of mixed spice
  • A ring to place inside

  1. Place the fruit mix in a bowl and pour over the whiskey and cold tea. Allow to soak up the liquid overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 170C/340°/Gas Mark 3, and grease and line a 900g loaf tin. Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and mixed spice in a mixing bowl. Make a well and break in the egg, and using a wooden spoon mix the egg with the dry ingredients. Add a little bit of the liquid the fruit mix is sitting in and mix it through. You may not need all the liquid – you are looking for a wet dough. Then stir through the fruit mix until everything is thoroughly combined.
  3. Add in the ring and stir through. Spoon the wet dough into the lined loaf tin and place in the oven on the middle shelf and bake for one hour. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool slightly before removing from the loaf tin and placing on wire rack.
  4. Cover in cling wrap and tin foil and allow to sit for one to two days before cutting into it. Serve in slices spread with a little butter and nice cuppa!


Irish Barmbrack Recipe | アイリッシュ バームブラック

  • 薄力粉・・・・・・・・・・・225g
  • ベーキングパウダー ・・・・・小匙2
  • フルーツミックス ・・・・・・375g
  • 冷たい紅茶・・・・・・・・・250ml
  • ウイスキー・・・・・・・・・50ml
  • ブラウンシュガー・・・・・・125g
  • 卵・・・・・・・・・・・・・大1個
  • ミックススパイス ・・・・・小匙1/2


  1. <TO MAKE>
  2. オーブンを170℃/ 340°Fに予熱。
  3. 薄力粉、ベーキングパウダー、砂糖、ミックススパイスを混ぜ合わせ、くぼみを作って卵を割り木製スプーンを使って卵を混ぜます。フルーツミックスを液体とともに少し加えて混合します。液体の量は加減しながらフルーツを混ぜ込みます。液体の量はパンのモチモチ感に比例してきますのでお好みに調整してください。入れすぎるとベチャベチャなパンにならないように。
  4. 中間の棚のオーブンに入れてじっくりと1時間焼きます。1〜2日間パンが落ち着く迄、冷暗場所に保管しおきます。


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