Sarah says: Bara Brith translates as speckled bread and there probably nearly are as many different versions are there are Welsh people. Two major groups exist though, those that use baking powder as a riser (traditional in South Wales) and those who use yeast (more usual in the North).
Here's a collection of recipes to try for St David's Day or any time. We make no claims for the authenticity of these recipes. They are certainly not ‘traditional’ but rather watered down versions that are more kid friendly (to make and eat!)
Sarah says: These are my supermum breakfast. I sometimes make up the dough the night before ready for the kids to help roll out and cut out the cakes at breakfast time. We use all sorts of shapes too.