Bara Brith (Welsh Speckled Bread)

Course : Breads
Serves: 1
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Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 packages active dry yeast
6 tablespoons lukewarm water
1 large egg -- beaten
1 cup raisins
1 cup currants
1/4 cup chopped candled peel
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour -- approx. amount
3 tablespoons melted butter -- lukewarm
 

Preparation / Directions:

Makes 2 loaves 1. Scald milk; add sugar and salt, stirring to dissolve sugar. 2. Cool. 3. Dissolve yeast in water; add to milk mixture. 4. Stir in egg, raisins, currants, candied peel, cinnamon, nutmeg and 2 1/2 cups flour; beat until smooth. 5. Add 3 more cups flour and butter; mix thoroughly. 6. Form dough into a ball; turn onto lightly floured board and knead well. 7. Place dough in a bowl; grease the top. 8. Cover; let rise until doubled in bulk. 9. Divide dough in half; form loaves. 10. Place into 2 greased 8 x 4 x 2-inch loaf pans; cover and let rise in warm place until doubled in bulk. 11. Bake in preheated 375 F. oven 40 minutes, or until done. 12. Turn out on wire rack to cool.

 

Nutritional Information:

4565 Calories (kcal); 60g Total Fat; (11% calories from fat); 105g Protein; 919g Carbohydrate; 330mg Cholesterol; 1703mg Sodium


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