Bara Brith-ish

March 1, 2021

Bara Brith is a traditional Welsh fruit loaf, served for tea, and usually has a good quality Welsh butter spread over each slice. It is a dense cake, much more so than, for example, the English ‘tea cake’ bun, or ‘hot cross’ buns.

It is a delicacy, & most definitely, moreish. Just what you don’t need on a diet. One slice and you can kiss goodbye to your SYN allocation for the day.

My fakeaway version makes 6 bars or mini-loaves. SYN value is 7 per loaf without any added butter(y)/spreads.


  • 2 Weetbix type cereal biscuits
  • 200ml skimmed milk
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 100g sultanas
  • 3 eggs
  • 30g granulated sweetener
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • Buttery Fry-light


  1. Place the cereal biscuits in a bowl and pour over the milk
  2. Allow the milk to soak in (couple of minutes)
  3. Beat the eggs
  4. Add the flour, sultanas, & spice to the bowl, stir with a fork
  5. Add the beaten eggs continuing to stir until you have a thick gooey batter
  6. Using a silicone tray, use the fry-light to thoroughly grease the tray
  7. Bake at 200C for 60-70 minutes


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