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Traditional Bara Brith


This is our award winning Bara Brith. Baked at home with love.

(21 customer reviews)



Well, all good things come to those who wait!

You know your traditional Bara Brith needs a little time, the fruit soaked in hot tea… all day and all the night long…

mixed and baked and cooled down…carefully wrapped and sent from our home to yours.

Have a look at this little chart to see when your Bara Brith will be with you by the very latest :

Monday- arrive Thurs/Friday
Tuesday- arrive Friday/ Saturday
Wed- Saturday/Monday
Thurs- Monday/Tues
Friday-  Tues/Wed
Saturday- Wed/Thursday

But don’t worry – they have a good shelf life (14 days) and as they journey closer to you all their fruity flavours and spicy goodness is settling and improving – ready to taste top-notch from the first slice to the last crumbs!

Additional information

Weight .83 kg
Dimensions 24.5 × 12.5 × 0.9 cm

21 reviews for Traditional Bara Brith

  1. Alex Jenkins

    The only way I can describe this Bara Brith, is addictive! Whilst working with Mel on the branding for this project I must have consumed about 10 whole 2lb loaves and I still could eat more. It’s no wonder my new company is called Two Fat Men!

  2. A geddes

    This barabrith surpassed all my expections. The moistness of the fruit, the taste, the need to have another slice totally amazed me. Scrummy! Thank you bakedbymel

  3. Jan Moody

    Mel and Co, Your Barabrith with Butter is scrumptious. I would like to order a few for Christmas presents for friends and family. Will be in touch and thank you. ***** Jan (Bristol)

  4. Dean Cox (verified owner)

    Not being a native Welshman i’ve only been introduced to BaraBrith over the last few years and after trying a few different ones i finally found Mel’s. WOW once you taste it you won’t settle for anything else. But be warned, you won’t ever be able to have just one slice. Thank you Mel, i wish i could give this more than 5*’s.

  5. Kate

    It’s gorgeous, tasty and so moist, we’ll definitely be back for more.

  6. Nia

    Simply the best Bara Brith ever. Stuck for a Valentines gift I ordered one for my hubby, and in his words ‘Best present ever’. No one else got a look in, the whole loaf was gone in no time. Birthdays, Christmas, special occasions now sorted. Definetly 5*.

  7. Anne Gibson

    A gift and what a gift! The lovely smell before opening the wrap – almost had a slice before my meal but waited …….. Worth the wait moist, full of flavour DELICIOUS!!

    Will be placing several orders for myself and other lucky friends

    Thanks Mel x

  8. Gail

    I fully endorse all the comments above, this Barabrith is absolutely the best I have had. It is so moist and has it’s own unique taste. Definitely recommend it.

  9. Karen Amos (verified owner)

    Without doubt the best bara brith ever! It even comes fabulously wrapped so it makes an ideal gift for friends and relatives.

  10. kim

    Received as a gift , one of the tastiest gifts ever received, Husband enjoyed so much he had it for lunch, dinner& supper!! xx polished of by morning, so so nice, shall be back for more thank you xxx

  11. graham hill

    Purchased 6 Bara Brith to take for our Judges at The Welsh Kennel Club Championship Show and they did not last long!!!
    We had judges from all parts of globe and all, without exception, LOVED your Bara Brith. Our Russian judge could not get enough and wants mail order for Russia!
    A repeat double order for next year so keep going with
    “The Great Welsh Baking”.
    I will be coming for more soon.
    You have a special talent producing something so special.

  12. Jaime Evans (verified owner)

    Great quality and excellent fast delivery. A little taste of home now that I’m living in Newcastle.

  13. Steve moran

    Bought some bara brith at the cowbridge food festival…. without doubt the best i have ever tasted and i will order more… also it will be a great gift for family and friends… fantastic taste mel…

  14. Fiona Bauckham

    Absolutely superb!! Bought the Bara Brith Cake for my hubby as a Xmas present, he polished it off within a day and a half!! He now wants another one for his birthday =) =)

  15. Mike Ellis

    Received the Bara Brith as a St Dwynwen’s Day present. Wow, wow, wow. So tasty and succulent. The best Bara Brith I have tasted.

  16. k.farley218

    We received this as a surprise gift from our lovely friends in Cardiff. (Wow this was gorgeous. Very moist – esp with butter). We have had to ration ourselves as it would have been gone in a flash, especially by a certain Scotsman!- However, I have now ordered the Walnut and Ale Bara Brith, this was the first, it certainly won’t be the last.

    Thank you N and P for introducing us to this and to you Mel of course.

  17. S Richardson

    I have just received a walnut and ale Bara brith as a birthday present from my sisters in Wales
    It’s the best Bara Brith I’ve had very moist full of fruit and nuts would certainly recommend to anyone

  18. Emily

    I was sent one of these my a friend to help me get though lockdown with a newborn baby. It was absolutely amazing. I think it lasted less than 24 hours before my husband and I had eaten the entire thing. I have now sent one to my parents and intend to spread the word and continue this baked goods chain reaction!

  19. Clare S (verified owner)

    Thank you Mel.
    Since moving to Wales 8 months ago I have sent a number of Bara Brith to my friends and family in England. ALL the feed back has been of surprise and delight and really positive about the bara brith itself. Ideal for a gift or just to send as a treat.

  20. fenella Pearce (verified owner)

    This was more then my expectations. Mel’s cakes are to DIE for. Worth every penny in my opinion! I wanted an original Bara-brith, because i grew up having lovely holidays in North Wales visiting my extended family. For a very long time not and to my sadness, I have not experienced the delicious taste of a traditional Welsh Bara-brith, the shop ones in KENT are just not the same. Then I found this website, which I was drawn too, because Mel, lives in Wales despite being from Essex, I knew with certainty that she would have the local knowledge of how to bake the perfect Bara-Brith. Well, I received my cake yesterday, the packaging was lovely, well, presented and then for the taste test. My verdict was, I was instantly brought back to my Welsh Roots and the recipe/taste was SPOT ON, it could have been made by my Nan (whom I will add, was an amazing cook/baker and very OLD SCHOOL WELSH TRADITIONALIST! I highly recommend Mel, yes, more expensive then in the shop, but anything that is well made, always is. I will buy from Mel all day long over shop brought bara-brith, when it is that good, in my eyes and stomach and for the childhood memories, its priceless!

  21. Peter & Janet Christian (verified owner)

    An amazing experience that exceeded expectations! Hours of internet searching ended with arriving on Mel’s website and the story we read completely sold us on the passion and quality behind the product. The cake arrived beautifully presented in its box, and Mel had even taken the trouble to include extra wrapping of film to ensure the cake arrived in perfect condition even with postal delays, and a handwritten note of explanation.

    The Bara Brith was a wonderful taste experience! It is full of excellent quality fruit, beautifully moist and perfectly baked. Our only complaint was that it was so good, it didn’t last long! We will, though, be back for more!

    Mel certainly extolls the virtues of small, craft businesses; excellent products made with care and customer focused. A pleasure to deal with and a bigger pleasure to eat!

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