On All Hallows’ Eve, the wafting smell of freshly baked barmbrack (báirín breac in Irish) fills homes all over Ireland. A quick and easy Halloween treat to prepare (especially as far as bread is concerned), this particular loaf is traditionally filled with raisins and sultanas – and best enjoyed with a large slathering of butter and a cuppa. Traditionally, various objects are baked into the loaf – think anything from a piece of cloth to a silver coin. Each object carries a different meaning for the year ahead. Some are good, some not so good so choose your slice carefully!