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Old 26th Aug 2003, 23:13
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Bracks (from the Irish breac, meaning 'speckled') are cakes studded with dried fruits and raisins. Those that are made with yeast are called 'barmbracks', and those that use baking powder and fruit soaked in tea or cider are called 'tea bracks' or 'cider bracks'.

According to tradition, hidden in the Hallowe'en barmbrack were tokens to foretell the future: a ring for the bride-to-be, a thimble for the one who would never marry, a coin for the one who would be wealthy, and a small piece of cloth indicating the one who would be poor.
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