It’s spooky season at The Butler’s Pantry. To celebrate Halloween, we are making our fresh barmbracks every morning, which are then delivered to all of our nine shops across Dublin. Halloween barmbrack was traditionally baked with various objects inside which served as a fortune telling game. The ring means that the person who found it in their slice would be married within a year. Yes, there are rings inside each barmbrack that we produce so let’s hope you are the fortunate one to receive it!
Barmbrack is the centre of an Irish Halloween custom so they are essential – we make them every year until November. The Butler’s Pantry barmbrack recipe is made with sultanas and spices which add wonderful flavour and texture to the final product. In Ireland it is sometimes called Bairín Breac- from the Irish word bairín – a loaf – and breac – speckled (due to the sultanas in it).
We recommend our barmbrack served fresh with a layer of our lovely Abernathy butter or perhaps on a cold morning it would be lovely toasted with butter and jam – scrumptious with a cup of tea!
Pop into one of our stores over Halloween and try your luck at finding the diamond ring inside!