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      RECIPE TITLE "Irish Teacake Recipe"
    Source: Close-up on Cakes,
    Courtesy of

    yields Serves 12 time ---- difficultyeasy


    2 1/3 cups currants or golden raisins (sultanas)
    1 cup cold strong tea
    1 cup brown sugar
    2 cups self-rising flour
    1 egg
    Butter, for serving


    In a bowl, combine the currants, tea, and sugar and leave to soak overnight.

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 4 x 3-inch baking pan and line with parchment or waxed (greaseproof) paper.

    Stir the flour and egg into the currant mixture and pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 1 1/2 hours, or until a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

    Serve the cake sliced and spread with butter.(optional)

    Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Russell. All rights reserved.

      Nutrition Facts
    Serves 12
    Facts per Serving
    Calories: 134 Fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 30g
    Cholesterol: 18mg Sodium: 251mg Protein: 3g
    Fiber: 2g % Cal. from Fat: 7% % Cal. from Carbs: 90%

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