A twist on an old tradition

Irish Barm Brack Cupcakes!

Following tradition, a quarter and a ring are usually hidden in the cupcakes. Whoever finds the quarter will soon be wealthy and whoever finds the ring will soon be married! Neat huh?

 

Here’s what you’ll need:

1/2 cup of raising

1/2 cup of golden raisins

1/2 cup of dried cranberries

1 cup brewed black tea

4 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp. allspice

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

1/3 cup sugar

1 tsp. baking powder

pinch of salt

1 egg

1 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted butter, melted

1 1/2 cups water

In a bowl, soak the raisins and cranberries in the tea and leave overnight.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees farenheit. Grease a cupcake pan of 12.

Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate large bowl, mix the egg and butter. Drain the dried fruit and add water to the fruit. Add the fruit and water to the egg/butter mixture and stir well. Mix in the flour mixture.

Spoon the mixture into the cupcake pan. (At this point you can choose to place a ring and a quarter in two cupcakes.) Bake until the cupcakes are a dark golden color ~ for about 30-25 minutes. Remove the cupcakes and allow them to cool.

 

These smelled delicious while they were baking…

Add a little butter and a pint of Guinness and you’ve got the snack of champions!

*These keep for about 5 days in an airtight container or 3 months in the freezer

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