The Barm Brack is a typical Irish dessert that was once reserved for holidays and parties, especially Halloween, but, like many seasonal treats, is now increasingly available all year round, and particularly on the eve of St. Patrick's Day. It is a kind of panettone stuffed with raisins and candied fruit that is served spread with a generous layer of butter and accompanied by a steaming cup of tea.
L'Halloween Barmbrack has with it a tradition linked not only to the party, in fact an object was hidden inside the cake and for those who found it in the slice it had a special meaning: finding the ring meant that you will get married within the year, a pea the opposite; finding a silver coin means that you will have luck and so on;) The recipe, the history and the ingredients of the dessert immediately intrigued me and so, I tried to make my first barmbrack to count it among the Halloween recipes and here I am :)
How to do Barm Brack
Put the candied fruit and raisins in a bowl, add the iced tea and whiskey and let it rest all night.
Pour the flour, sugar, lightly beaten egg, spices and yeast into the same bowl. Work the mixture until you get a homogeneous mixture.
Transfer the dough into a previously buttered plumcake mold, then bake in a preheated oven at 170 ° and bake for about 1 hour.
Once the cake is ready, take it out of the oven and let it cool then cover it with honey. Bring the barm brak to the table