Jamaican Easter Bun Recipe

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  • 1 loafYield
  • -8Servings+
  • 10 mPrep Time
  • 60 mCook Time
  • 1:10 hReady In
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Jamaican Easter Bun is a delightful piece of the Jamaican culture traditionally made in the “Easter season” as the name dictates. It is a sweet, delicious tradition that has been passed along from generation to generation.

2 ounce(s) margarine – > View on Amazon
1 bottle(s) stout – > View on Amazon
1/2 cup(s) wine – > View on Amazon
1 teaspoon(s) vanilla – > View on Amazon
1/2 tablespoon(s) browning – > View on Amazon
1 tablespoon(s) guava jam – > View on Amazon
1 medium egg (optional)
8 ounce(s) dark sugar – > View on Amazon
1 pound(s) counter flour – > View on Amazon
1 teaspoon(s) nutmeg – > View on Amazon
1/4 teaspoon(s) salt – > View on Amazon
1 teaspoon(s) cinnamon powder – > View on Amazon
1 tablespoon(s) baking powder– > View on Amazon
1 tablespoon(s) mixed spice – > View on Amazon
1/4 pound(s) mixed peel, chopped – > View on Amazon
1/4 pound(s) raisins, soaked – > View on Amazon

Ingredients

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Step by step method

  • 1

    Melt margarine and allow to cool, then add stout, wine, vanilla, browning, guava jam and beaten egg (if used).

  • 2

    Stir in the sugar and mix until all the granules are dissolved.

  • 3

    Mix together all the dry ingredients then add the chopped mixed peel and raisins.

  • 4

    Combine liquid mixture with dry ingredients and mix well.

  • 5

    Scrape the batter into a greased loaf pan 12"x4"x3".

  • 6

    Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C/350°F or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

  • 7

    Cool on a cooling rack.

  • 8

    To Glaze: Combine 2 tablespoons honey with two tablespoons water and bring to a boil; remove from flame and use a pastry brush to apply it over the surface of the bun.

Tips & variations

  • Pairs great with a slice of cheddar cheese.

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