Odlum’s Halloween Tea Brack



225g/8oz Odlums Self Raising Flour

350g packet of Shamrock Fruit Mix

300ml/½ pint Cold Tea

125g/4oz Caster Sugar

1 Egg (beaten)

Good pinch Mixed Spice

Ring or other Charms

Honey or Golden Syrup (for decoration)


  1. Place fruit and tea in bowl and leave to soak overnight.
  2. Add sugar, egg, flour and mixed spice and mix well.
  3. Wrap ring and any other ‘charms’ in greaseproof paper and stir into mixture.
  4. Transfer to a greased and base lined 20cm/8” round cake tin or 900g/2lb loaf tin.
  5. Bake in a pre-heated oven 170°C/325°F/Gas 3 for approx. one hour or until risen and firm to the touch.
  6. Cool on a wire tray. When cold, wrap in greaseproof paper and keep for two days before cutting.
  7. Melted honey or golden syrup may be brushed over brack before cutting.