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FAVORITE IRISH FINDS
Halloween Barm Brack
By soaking your dried fruits in cold tea it will give this loaf a wonderful flavor.
2 cup flour
1 cup raisins
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon spice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup cold tea
2 teaspoon whisky
3/4 cup milk
1 small piece of rag
1 cent or nickel
1 gold ring or pull from can
1 dried pea
4 tablespoon unsalted butter for the frosting
1 cup powdered sugar for the frosting
1 cup vanilla for the frosting
2 tablespoon milk for the frosting
Soak the fruits overnight in cold tea & whiskey.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 1lb loaf pan.
Wrap the trinkets in parchment paper.
Add the sugar, baking powder and spices to the flour. Lightly whisk the egg and add the milk. Combine all ingredients until thoroughly mixed.
Place wrapped trinkets in cake mixture.
Pour into lined pan and bake for 60 - 70 minutes. You can test by inserting skewer, it is ready when skewer comes out dry.
In a small saucepan melt the butter and warm until a golden brown color. About 8 minutes.
Sift the powdered sugar into a bowl. Add vanilla and 1 tablespoon of milk.
Gradually stir in melted butter, leaving behind remaining sediment in the saucepan. Mix until smooth and if needed add additional tablespoon of milk.
Cool for a few minutes then spread on the Barm Brack.
Slice and spread with Kerrygold salted butter. Nothing better !
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