Baking Recipes

All recipes are from Society members.

Bara Brith

Bara brith or speckled bread originated in Wales. It is a yeast bread either enriched with dried fruit or made with self-raising flour (no yeast). It is traditionally flavoured with tea, dried fruits and mixed spices, and is served sliced and buttered at tea time. A decrease in its popularity led to supermarket Morrisons removing it from their shelves in 2006, and a year later a survey showed that 36% of teenagers in Wales had never tried it. They don't know what they are missing.

Bara Brith 1
Bara Brith 2

Christmas Recipes

Come on Ladies (and Gents)! Please send us your favourite Christmas Cake and Pudding recipes, with photos please, and get them published here online.

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A few brain teasers for members to execise those grey cells during the coming months. Most of them are cryptic. Quiz 1 answers are towns and cities anywhere in the world. Quiz 2 answers are UK high street shops and traders. Quiz 3 answers are UK TV programmes. Quiz 4 is a gender test. Quizzes 2 and 3 originated from the U3A. Answers will be posted online in a month's time.Good luck

Cryptic Quizzes

Quiz 1 Cities

Quiz 1 Cities Answers

Quiz 2 Shops

Quiz 2 Shops Answers

Quiz 3 TV Programmes

Quiz 4 Gender