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Irish Tea Cake (Barmbrack) – Food Wishes ctm magazine

Learn how to make an Irish Tea Cake! I attempted to make an extra moist and fruity version of an ancient Irish fruit loaf called “Barmbrack,” and the results were as delicious, as they were confusing, and aesthetically challenged. Visit https://foodwishes.blogspot.com/2019/03/irish-tea-cake-was-this-barmbrack-wack.html for the ingredients, more information, and many, many more video recipes. I really hope you enjoy this Irish Tea Cake recipe!

You can also find my content on Allrecipes: http://allrecipes.com/recipes/16791/everyday-cooking/special-collections/web-show-recipes/food-wishes/”



  • Oriana Spiderowl on May 16, 2020

    Lesson…learn the ruels before you improvise? Hi pot im kettle.😁 weee looove youuu chef jooohn!

  • Thomas Pomeroy on May 17, 2020

    If not butter, that looks like it would be great with clotted cream.

  • Cinderella Donoghue on June 5, 2020

    This man. This man. This man!!!!💯

  • edelno5 blaa on June 11, 2020

    Barmbrack is delicious with real butter.
    Great toasted as well.

  • sarge727 on June 24, 2020

    Call it a "pudding" and the English will make it a national dish

  • David Hall on June 24, 2020

    It's kind of a relief to see that even Chef John doesn't always get super results or even know what's going on sometimes… 🙂

  • kinn grimm on June 24, 2020

    After eating the whole loaf in one go, he was still confused and continued to make another one.

  • Hello Bright Day on June 25, 2020

    This video is so funny! Please keep up the good work

  • William Wrigley on July 1, 2020

    Looks like vegan pate'

  • Peter Matten on July 11, 2020

    Soda bread is bread, Irish barm brack
    is a cake, you seem to have mixed the two, that's why you ended up with a door stop.

  • Joni Mari Cruz on August 15, 2020

    What? No cayenne?

  • chloe devereaux on August 31, 2020

    irish breakfast tea is guinness … that my friend is english breakfast tea….

  • Adethya Sudarsanan on September 4, 2020

    OMG! where's the "obligatory shake of cayanne"

  • Make & Believe on September 17, 2020

    Yeah that was pretty inappropriate John. Irish people cook with Guinness.

  • Tony Ritter on September 28, 2020

    irish soda bread kinda does that not rise in the pan stuff i guess its a irish fruit bread thing

  • King Mufasa on October 5, 2020

    I also thought it was meatloaf😂

  • Deep Sinha on October 5, 2020

    “Kiss of ginger” I see what you did there

  • LadyB on October 11, 2020

    My Aunt used to take me to Bewley’s in Dublin, Ireland for tea and Barmbrack. Thanks for the recipe, I will make it at home now.

  • K C on October 18, 2020

    It's just like us Irish people. We don't look so good but we taste GREAT.

  • Seraaron on October 26, 2020

    In Wales we make basically the same thing, but call it Barabrith.

  • Graham Nettleton on November 10, 2020

    That looks disgusting if I'd baked that it wouldn't be on you tube
    For a proper Brack look up Odlums Brack a proper Irish Baker and you cant go wrong. Measurements in grammes or ounces though

  • Graham Nettleton on November 10, 2020

    Just can't watch this Shouldn't wonder its a disaster. Some flour some sugar some tea some…….. doesn't anything get weighed? Ridiculous watch the video and recipe from Odlums can't go wrong.


  • sheriffkimbo on November 12, 2020

    I made a cake the other day that, I made up on the spot on the basis of having some stuff I needed to get rid of. It came out really similar to this, in as much as I was so deflated when I saw it, yet taste-wise, it was great. Maybe I unintentionally made a version of Barmbrack.

  • Midwest Kayaker on November 25, 2020

    Lmao 😂

  • Genet M. on December 3, 2020

    Omg you and butter!

  • Alys Williams on December 27, 2020

    Most unlike any barmbarck I have ever made.

  • Kimberly Jordin on December 31, 2020

    AhHaha! You're so funny!!!

  • Tony O'Brannigan on January 10, 2021

    So I just made this. To bad you can’t post pics here. It raised. Flavor is awesome. Appearance,,, less than stellar.

  • Vash The Stampede on February 11, 2021

    I clicked on this thinking it was a pizza, i'm still not convinced its not a pizza 😉

  • Keith Davidson on February 15, 2021

    It doesn’t happen often but Irish Tea Cake and Barmbrack are NOT the same thing. Barmbrack is light and fluffy with no tea, whereas Irish Tea Cake (which should be darker in colour) is much more dense and contains tea. (I’m from Northern Ireland by the way).

  • Its the weather on February 15, 2021

    Irish Fruitcake. LOL.

  • Craig Stephen on February 19, 2021

    Hmm, it's very similar to Christmas Fruit Cake. Change some of the dried fruit, substitute almond flour for the spelt and soak the fruit in alcohol instead of tea and you've have a good mocked version 🙂 I'm surprised that it didn't appear to rise up at all though.

  • PHOENIX FIRE on February 26, 2021

    If people don't like fruit cake in America we certainly don't want Irish fruit cake! No Irish fruit cake! LOL

  • Wheezy Squeezebox on March 1, 2021

    Never laughed so much, watching a cooking tutorial! 😘😁😁😁

  • Farmer Frank on March 2, 2021

    Yeah, even regular fruitcake using soaked dried fruits can be "raw" looking cause the fruit kinda steams rather then bakes the interior around it

    Soaking fruitcake in dark rum, Whiskey,and Bourbon hides that look though

    Also its not unusual to toast fruitcake

  • J Brown on March 7, 2021

    Looks good to me

  • Honaaa on March 13, 2021

    Oh thank god! I half clicked on this just to make sure those weren't slices of tomato on top 😅

  • kontrahylian on March 17, 2021

    You are the Father Jack of your barmbrack.

  • tim05519 on March 19, 2021

    Next time!

  • PlayaSinNombre on April 4, 2021

    laughs in Bara Brith

  • Patricia Yohn on April 19, 2021

    I don't think he used enough baking powder.

  • Robyn Conway on June 6, 2021

    Looks great to me.

  • Deni RN on June 21, 2021

    No sweat 😓. Yours wasn’t terrible. It looks a lot like Irish ☘️ YouTube Chef, Jenna -“Bigger Bolder Baking”.
    She had a few different steps
    1) soaked fruit overnight
    2) She added more Baking Powder🥤
    3) She Used 3 very strong IrishTea bags to soak fruit
    Then 🥚 🥚 not 1.
    While her Barmbrack was a tad higher than yours, the color was pretty much the same.
    Oops again…you’re supposed to put a memento in the batter, like a ring 💍 or like maybe an old 👠 ? 🤣
    (I can’t remember why).
    So bottom line is… yours Chef John was almost as good but you didn’t have as much of:
    “☘️ The Luck Of the Irish ☘️ “

  • Metal Matt on July 1, 2021

    Does this guy actually talk like this or is it just for YouTube Lol

  • Irishcloth on July 15, 2021

    To be honest, that's how many Irish breads come out. They tend to be dense and hardy although this would be pretty fancy because of all the fruit. 🙂 I think it looks grand!

  • Maureen Creason on September 16, 2021

    yet another reason I love & adore Chef John, he's so good laughing through the fail …. (scratch that) less than perfect looking, but highly entertaining final products. I raise my glass to you Chef John!

  • Jonathan Capps on November 10, 2021

    Does Chef John really not make adjustments and retry recipes before blogging them? I won't even guarantee other people in my household a look or taste at my first attempts unless I'm reasonably pleased with them.

  • Paisley Marie Hamlin on December 20, 2021

    Would it have turned out the same, if you had baked it in a muffin tin? Kind of resembling a mini shortbread for fruit, or mini muffin for a whipped cream?… I absolutely love your channel btw. 👌👏👏👏❤️

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