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Paradise and Pennant Candied Fruit

Irish Barmbrack Fruit Bread

Indulge in the exquisite flavors of Traditional Irish Barmbrack, a luscious fruit bread that goes beyond ordinary raisin bread. Uniquely free from yeast, this recipe offers a baking experience like no other, and its simplicity ensures success even for novice bakers. The real star here is the candied fruit, imparting an irresistible sweetness that will captivate your taste buds. This bread’s addictive deliciousness is meant to be savored any day of the year.



  • 1 cup tea (cold, strong brewed
  • ¾ cup golden raisins
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup candied cherries
  • ½ teaspoon dried orange peel (or the zest of 1 whole large orange)
  • 1 large egg (at room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 cups self-rising flour



In a bowl, combine the dark steeped tea with dried fruits…

To be continued…