Thursday, 23 April 2015

A Stay-Cation in Pembrokeshire and Bara Brith Pudding Recipe

 In a week where I managed to get sun-burnt in April (in the UK!), get addicted to welsh cakes and clock over 800 miles on our new car, I thought I would give you a little update of what’s been happening as I have been quiet on the blog recently.

If you’ve never been to West Wales and Pembrokeshire, I really hope you consider it. It’s so, so beautiful! I do think the sunny weather helped though!

There is so much to do, from walks with beautiful views to sea-kayaking and coast-erring to wondering through quaint villages and munching on local delicacy, we really had such a fun week with my entire family.

We stayed in a little village called Newport, not far from Fishguard on the west coast of Wales. We hired out a big cottage which was right in the centre so it was easy to walk to pubs and restaurants in the evening, and it was just a 5 minute drive to the beach where we had fun attempting to fly a kite, and playing beach rounders (7 years at an all girls school where rounders was a summer sport, finally paid off!).

Bara Brith Pudding

Whilst away we picked up some local produce to take home. One of those being a lovely looking loaf of bara brith, a spiced fruit cake. However, as we drove to Newcastle the weekend we got back for my friend’s engagement party, it was near it’s best before by the time we started eating it! Not one to waste food, I decided to make it into a bread and butter pudding. It did not disappoint! We had it with ice-cream, as the weather has been so nice recently! You can find the recipe below.

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Bara Brith Pudding

1 x bara brith
3 eggs
300ml single cream
75ml milk
50g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling


1. Preheat the oven to 180c

2. Slice up the bara brith and spread with a little butter or marg, arrange in an oven dish and fill in any holes with crumbs from the cake

3. Beat together the eggs and sugar, and then beat in the cream and milk

4. Pour the mixture over the bara brith, and sprinkle with a little extra sugar

5. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes, serve with ice-cream.

Sophie x

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