I fancied making some Bara Brith over the weekend, but I wanted to try something a little different to the traditional tea loaf we all know and love. I wanted something a bit more bitesized – perfect for lunchboxes, for tea breaks, and for warming up in the microwave and serving with ice cream (I also saw someone serving up pancakes topped with little bits of Bara Brith over the weekend on social media – how genius is that!?). And so, I came up with these Bara Brith Blondies. They’re a really easy twist on the traditional recipe, with the same tea-soaked sultanas and mixed spice flavour, a super moist sponge and a honey drizzled crust. Yum!
Batter up! Because, is there anything better than a Baking Day? Don’t answer that; the truth is that most of the time there are plenty of things I’d rather be doing than holing up in the kitchen spilling flour all over the countertops. Autumn is the exception; as soon as those leaves start falling, it’s all I want to do. I’ve done a bit of digging through the archives and picked out some of my favourite guaranteed cosy cakes, breads and bakes to make a list of 10 Autumn Baking Ideas that are perfect for one of those lazy Autumn weekends spent indoors.
I think every Welsh kid makes Bara Brith at some point. Either with your mamgu yn y gegin, peering over the counter-top on tip toes (…maybe). Or like me, you got to make a lumpy burnt mess in the school kitchen, but never bothered eating it because ew, dried fruit, and I’d much rather have that packet of nerds […]