Being located in Cork as we are, Barry’s tea is the cuppa of choice around the cottage so when the people in Barry‘s contacted me about running a competition, I thought that fellow tea-loving food bloggers might be interested, especially when they heard what it entails.
To win a box of Barry’s Speciality Blends teas, plus some Barry’s merchandise, just come up with a recipe using one of the teas in the Speciality Blends range. There are plenty of choices: camomile, peppermint, green tea, lemon and ginger, cranberry and orange, very berry, South African rootibos or pur-erh. There is more information on the teas, plus a €1money off voucher at www.barrysspeciality.ie
To encourage you all to come up with something fabulous, I’m going to share my latest take on the Ballyvoddy Tea Brack, this version now known as Ballyvoddy Green Tea Brack. Let me know what your favourite tea recipe is by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org before Wednesday 11 August. Best of luck!
Ballyvoddy Green Tea Brack
I normally make a double mixture of this, often dividing the dough between a large 900g (2lb) tin and two 450g (1lb) tins – one to keep (the big one) and two to give away. If you feel like gilding the lily, or the tea brack, pour a couple of tablespoons of the alcohol that you use in the recipe over the hot cake when it comes out of the oven. If you don’t have damson gin or whiskey in the house, just use 180mls of green tea instead.