Behold – Barm Brack

A good friend of ours has strong Irish/Scottish roots and proud of them. The other day he let me look at an Irish cookbook he had and when I saw this I knew I had to make it. This cakey fruit bread has its roots in the ancient Celtic harvest celebration Samhain. While its name, derived from the Irish báirín breac, or “speckled bread”, plays on an exterior that’s decidedly homely, concealed within the bread is a treasure: a rich, spicy flavor worthy of toasting, making french toast, or an elegant turkey sandwich. 


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