Bara Bundt

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Traditional highly decorated earthenware moulds like this used to be part of a bride’s trousseau in parts of Europe, and would be given along with the family kugelhopf recipe.

The moulds would be hung as kitchen ornaments when not in use. And here is a fine example that is about to add adornment to a little kitchen here in mid Wales.

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Just like the traditional kugelhopf, the Welsh speckled bread that is Bara Brith was originally made for special occasions such as Harvest, Easter and Christmas.

And just like many a kugelhopf, this yeasted bake incorporates beaten egg, mixed spice, dried fruit and mixed peel.

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So why not, for a change, bake this celtic classic in a kugelhopf kind of way?

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