Traditional Irish Barmbrack Recipe

Irish Barmbrack is a sweet yeast bread made with Irish whiskey and dried fruit and is a delicious introduction on how to make fruit bread.

It’s a delicious recipe baked with basic ingredients, and is absolute Heaven sliced, toasted, and buttered with that morning cuppa.


Dried fruit Orange Black tea Irish whiskey Rhubarb flavored liquor Active dry yeast Granulated sugar

Soak the Fruit

Steep a black tea bag in 1-cup of hot water. Let the bag steep for as long as it takes for the liquid to cool down.

Proof the Yeast

Stir in two teaspoons of granulated sugar and two teaspoons of active dry yeast and stir to dissolve that sugar.

Make the Dough

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment, add flour, sugar, spices, and sea salt.

Drain Fruit Reserving the Liquid

Add the fruit to the dough and knead on low speed until the fruit is well distributed.


First Dough Rise

Scrape down the sides of the bowl and loosely place a piece of plastic wrap or dampened clean tea towel over the top of the bowl.

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