Irish Tea Brack Recipe:

1. Measure the following ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir well : tea, sugar, raisins and sultanas

2. Leave the mixture for about 5hours or overnight for the fruit to swell

3. Grease a 6 inch (150mm) round cake tin and line the base

4. Sieve the following ingredients into the soaked fruit and tea: flour, baking powder and mixed spice

5. Add the egg and mix well

6. Beat the mixture for about 1minute then turn it into the prepared tin

7. Bake in the center of the preheated oven for about 1 and 1/2hours or until a fine skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean

8. Cool the cake for 15minutes in the tin then turn out onto a wire rack

List of ingredients required:

6 oz (175g) plain flour
6 oz (175g) sultanas
6 oz (175g) seedless raisins
6 fluid oz (175ml) warm tea without milk
5 oz (150g) soft, dark brown sugar
1 level teaspoon ground mixed spice
1 level teaspoon baking powder
1 beaten egg

The oven should be preheated at a temperature of 325F (160C)

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