yvette’s irish tea brack!
Posted in kitchen June 16th, 2009 by piablog

Dear people,

In between a lot of things I was doing today, I got an e-mail from a very good friend telling me he has a new exhibition coming up. The mail-message also showed a lovely painting he made of the Irish countryside. Being born in Ireland, it kept my thoughts occupied all day long. So I decided to give you an Irish recipe for Brack, to get it of my mind. Brack is an Irish cake: I could eat the whole thing all by myself. Without any help.

I got this recipe from our old neighbors and I still make it now and then. Even in our restaurant it’s often on the menu.I made this one in the picture for Margriet Magazine. Louis Lemaire took the picture and Judith Beahner was the prop stylist.

Please try it!




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  1. Rach says

    I’ve seen this in the shop and wondered about how it’s made. This looks simple enough, even for me. 🙂 and yummy.

    June 17th, 2009 | #

  2. ROOM design studio says

    I’ve never tried anything Irish.. but if irish food and cakes look this good , then I will drink tea everyday with those goodies!

    June 17th, 2009 | #

  3. Amanda Nicole says

    Ooo, I think I’ll have to make this and test it out with my Irish in-laws!

    June 17th, 2009 | #

  4. Lauren says

    I love these cute little recipes you offer once in a while. I also truly enjoy your blog and discovering all the little nooks of the site.

    June 17th, 2009 | #

  5. hanny says

    sounds delicious!
    I will try it!

    June 17th, 2009 | #

  6. Pippa Rex says

    Ahh – brack spread thick with Kerrygold butter and a pot of Barrys tea – what a lovely thought.

    June 21st, 2009 | #

  7. TERI REES WANG says

    I am already drooling and it’s only 9:36am!

    August 13th, 2009 | #

  8. Sadhbh says

    That’s so brilliant, I was checking out the Urabn Nectar blog on someone’s recommendation and saw that she had made ‘tea bread’, intrigued as to what that was being a fan of tea I was delighted find myself on your blog and that it was infact good old Irish brack she had made…never knew it was so easy!! Thanks for the recipe!

    September 1st, 2009 | #

  9. debbie crowley says

    hi, i have tried so many bracks in the past, i can cook but i have never found that taste im looking for. so i have your recipe made up and am just about to put it in the oven , so wish me luck. and thanks

    November 3rd, 2009 | #

  10. cazj says

    This recipe is almost identical to one I have for bara brith which is a welsh tea bread.Best thing about it is it’s fat free so relativley healthy as cakes go – and it tastes lovely too. I sometimes add some grated apple which makes it really moist and fruity.

    May 17th, 2010 | #

  11. crossfintancottage says

    Bracks are so wholesome and taste so good. I love your recipe.
    You should also try Irish soda bread, if you haven’t already, – it is fantastic – if you want an authentic recipe – I’m posting one on my blog on Monday. Happy Baking! (Love your blog btw)

    September 5th, 2010 | #

  12. Maria K says

    Wow!!! I think I am going to try it. It seems tasty and easy making recipe
    Kisses from Greece
    I love your blog

    September 8th, 2010 | #

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