One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A traditional Welsh tea bread, typically made with raisins, currants, and candied peel.
- ‘See tea breads and tea cakes; and bara brith, for a similar Welsh product.’
- ‘Though some recipes now use baking powder as the raising agent, the best bara brith is still made with yeast.’
- ‘Damn, I could have brought along a nice batch of bara brith.’
- ‘The Welsh bake a variety of hearty desserts including bara brith, a popular bread made with raisins and currants that have been soaked in tea overnight, and Welsh ginger-bread - made without ginger!’
Welsh, literally ‘speckled bread’.
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