Wholemeal Yorkshire Brack.

I used to make brack, three loaves at a time, most of the time. You can mix it up a bit by using different dried fruits and different types of tea. Earl Grey and the zest of an orange makes a great combination, or chia tea and some spices. There are so many different teas out there, why not try your favorite fruit tea?


3 cups of mixed dried fruit (sultanas/raisins/currants/etc)
1 1/2 cups hot strong black tea
3/4 cup golden castor sugar

1 tbsp ground linseed/flaxseed
2 tbsp water

1 3/4 cups of fine wholemeal flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda

Dissolve the sugar into the hot tea and mix in the fruit, cover and leave on the side overnight, or at least a few hours, so the liquid is absorbed into the fruit. After the liquid is fully absorbed and the fruit plumped up, mix your flax/ linseed “egg” by mixing the ground seeds in a cup with the water, pop in the fridge until its needed. Mix together the dry ingredients with a spoon, add the fruit and give a good stir, Now add your “egg” and give another big stir! This should all come together as a thick lumpy batter.Preheat the oven to 160c/320f. Press the mix into a 2 lb loaf tin , greased and lined with parchment paper. Bake for 1 hr uncovered, test with a skewer, if it comes out damp with fruit juices that’s fine, however if it comes out with raw cake batter, bake covered until cooked in the centre, testing every five-ten minutes or so. Leave to cool in the tin before tipping out and slicing with a bread knife.

16 thoughts on “Wholemeal Yorkshire Brack.

  1. I think that’s some of the prettiest sliced bread I’ve ever seen. Annie and I were messaging back and forth about you this morning. We think you’re destined to become a vegan chef πŸ™‚ Congrats on the success of the blog and Happy New Year. πŸ™‚

  2. Hello, just came across you on Finding Vegan and so thought i’d say hi, it’s always good to find another vegan blogger from England…we seem few and far between. Love the sound of this recipe, once upon a time I hated dried fruits but now I love them!

    • I fell the same about dried fruit, love dried apricots epecially, it is nice to meet anouther vegan blogger from england, so far met so many awsome people but they all live in the US. Hope o see you visit this blog again soon πŸ™‚

  3. I will definately be making this recipe when it gets a bit cooler. I don’t live in the U.S. by the way, I am an antipodean Aussie and I LOVE this blog :). I made Stollen at Christmas time but missed making fruitcake this year and this brack might just fill that niche that seems to be telling me that I missed out πŸ™‚

    • I didnt have fruit cake this year, my mum used to make an amaing christmas cake, but she didnt have time this year so we missed out on that tradition. She used to make wedding cakes so you can tel she makes a good fruit cake!

      • A good fruitcake is amazing…my mum used to make a stained glass cake that was awesome. I guess my hips won’t miss cake this year πŸ˜‰

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