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I recently embarked on an epic journey to Ireland. It has been on my bucket list for as long as I could remember. I pictured myself on the rolling green hills that kissed the ocean. I saw myself overlooking the rocky shores writing my first novel or just enjoying the melodic Gaelic that the people spoke. What I didn’t expect is to fall in love with the food. I decided that I wanted to bring Ireland back to my kitchen. I wanted to wrap my children in the love I felt with each bite of my tea brack. Tea brack is a whole wheat bread bursting with fruit. It is the perfect start to your day and the treat that will get you over your midday hump.
When I looked at the recipes I came across several ingredients that I wasn’t sure about. That happens when you try to use a recipe you received in a country that isn’t yours. The recipe for tea brack or Irish Fruit bread used Caster Sugar.
What is Caster Sugar?
Caster sugar is a fine version of our granulated sugar.
I didn’t and my Tea Brack came out just fine. You see Caster sugar is really nothing more than granulated sugar that has been ground to a super-fine consistency. I just threw mine in the food processor to make sure it was extra fine. I would like to share my Easy Irish Tea Brack Recipe.
1/2 cup of Sultanas or you do not have these I used 1/4 cup of dates and 1/4 cup of prunes (I have also added in dried cherries)
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup of dark brown sugar
16 oz of Lipton Tea I used their new Stressless blend
2 TBS of melted butter
2 cups of wholemeal flour or white whole wheat flour (I love this one flour)
1 Tablespoon of baking soda
1/2 Teaspoon of salt
2 1/2 Tablespoons of Caster Sugar