Irish Barmbrack Bread Recipe

Put all ingredients in bread pan in order of manufacturer directions.

This makes a dense medium size loaf (6-7 inches tall). For a fluffier taller loaf, increase yeast to 2 1/2 teaspoons.

Have ingredients at room temperature. If necessary, warm water and butter in microwave for 50-60 seconds on high.

For my Hitachi 101 add 1/4 cup raisins 4 minutes into first cycle. Add remaining raisins just after resting period and as second kneading begins.

Crust color: medium Bread Cycle: Bread or Mix Bread

This has been a successful loaf in my Hitachi B101. Other makes of bread machines will have to make some changes according to their own machines.

According to a close Irish friend, this does taste and look like the bread that she grew up with in Ireland.

Things You'll Need

-----------1 1/2 LB LOAF----------------
  • 1 1/8c Water
  • 3c Bread flour
  • 3ts Gluten
  • 1 1/2ts Salt
  • 3tb Sugar
  • 3/4ts Dried lemon peel
  • 3/4ts Ground allspice
  • 1 1/2tb Butter
  • 2tb Dry milk
  • 2ts Red Star Active Dry Yeast
  • 3/4c Raisins

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