Irish Oatmeal Tea Brack


  • 450 g (1 lb) mixed dried fruit (sultanas, raisins, currants, mixed peel)
  • 425 ml (¾ pt) strong cold tea
  • 200 g (7 oz) brown sugar
  • 100 g (3½ oz) Flahavans Irish Oats
  • 100 g (3½ oz) chopped walnuts
  • 2 eggs beaten with 2 tbs milk
  • 350 g (12 oz) self-raising flour
  • To Serve: butter.
Recipe courtesy of www.flahavans.co.uk.
  • Prepare the fruit by soaking overnight in the cold tea with the sugar and oats in a large mixing bowl.
  • Pre-heat oven to 170 deg. C., 325 deg. F.,Gas Mark 3. Grease or line 2 x 2 lb loaf tins.
  • Stir the remaining ingredients into the soaked fruit mixture.
  • Turn the mixture into the prepared loaf tins and bake in the centre of the oven for about 1 hours until golden brown and springy to the touch.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • Slice and serve with butter.
  • This recipe makes two loaves. It also freezes very well – slice before freezing.

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