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Community Cafe

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Community Cafe

This is a really busy week as I start a Collosal Cake Bake in readiness for next Saturdays Community Cafe. The cafe is in aid of “Help for Heroes” a worthy cause. I already have a coffee and walnut, chocolate sponge and bara brith in my freezer ready and willing to go. If I ask nicely friends will donate their cake and some will help with the washing up.
I’m going to do a few tray bakes as they cut up quite well and are very popular. I will let you know how much I make for the charity, how many cakes we have and how many cakes I eat!

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Bara Brith

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Bara Brith

Bara Brith is Welsh for Currant Bread and is a traditional fruit cake from Wales. This recipe is pretty much fool proof and was given to me by a friend from the WI (so it must be good).

Soak 1lb mixed fruit and 6 ounces brown sugar in half a pint of warm tea overnight.

Stir in 1teaspoon cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of marmalade, 1 beaten egg, 1 pound self raising flour and 1 teaspoon baking powder.

Divide into 2 well lined 1 pound loaf tins

Bake at 160 degrees for 50 minutes

This cake is fat free but you could butter if you wish! Put the kettle on and enjoy with a cup of tea!