Talk:Barmbrack

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In James Joyce's Dubliners, the word is spelt with the "m". James Joyce was of course Irish, but I don't know if he spoke Irish.

Growing up I was always taught that bairín was the Irish and barn was the Hiberno English OVercu (talk) 17:07, 31 October 2014 (UTC)


He didn't. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.28.168.231 (talk) 11:12, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

Ingredients[edit]

somebody needs to add measurements to the recipe that are not in metric units. Remember the United States is still in the dark ages and we don't know what grams would translate to. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 172.192.130.168 (talk) 02:56, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, except English units are terribly un-encyclopedic. On that subject...are recipes allowed in WP? --mordicai. (talk) 17:39, 9 August 2008 (UTC)


"Báirín" (also "Báirghin") does not mean "the top" as the article states. It means "loaf" or "cake" - so "speckled loaf". —Preceding unsigned comment added by Murchadh (talkcontribs) 19:39, 4 May 2009 (UTC)


It's unlikely that "Báirín" has anything to directly do with the name "barmbrack"; "barm" is an old term for the layer of yeast found on top of fermenting ale that is used for leavening. "Báirín" may well be a false "folk etymology"... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.28.168.231 (talk) 11:15, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

The use of tea as an ingredient in a brack[edit]

I thought one of the essential attributes of a brack is the use of tea as the "wet ingredient". Maybe that's just the local or family variation I'm familiar with. But I had a look at the first half a dozen Google results for "barmbrack recipe", and they all use tea. If that reflects a common practice is it worth mentioning in the article? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 109.77.188.136 (talk) 23:05, 10 July 2011 (UTC)