Barmbrack is a traditional Irish bread baked at Halloween. Barmbrack means “speckled loaf” in Gaelic. It is baked in either a loaf pan or cake pan depending on your family tradition. The brack foretells the future.
Baked with charms, a piece is served to each member of the family, and your piece may contain a charm which will determine your fate:
- A coin: good things, hopefully riches, on the way
- A ring: you’ll be married within the year
- A snippet of cloth: rags, poverty, bad luck in the year ahead