Easter Bun

Photo by Michelle Nunes

winter-spring 2012; Dec. 2010-March 2011

Jamaican Easter Bun

  • 3 cups flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk or wine
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • Pinch of salt

 Glaze

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

Direction

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F - about 15 minutes before hand. 
  2. Beat egg. Add sugar then melted butter and 1 cup milk or wine.
  3. Pour into dry ingredients and beat until smooth.
  4. Add raisins.
  5. Pour into lined and greased loaf tin and bake for about an hour.
  6. When the bun is done baking, make the glaze by blending the sugar and water.
  7. Spread it on he bun and return to the oven for a further 5 minutes.
    Makes 1 loaf

- Dudley Delapenha, JamaicanEats magazine, winter-spring 2012

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Sweet Potato Bun

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 bottle stout (or dark beer)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp mixed spice
  • 2 cups baking (pastry) flour
  • 2 cups cooked, mashed potato
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup mixed fruits
  • 2 dessert spoons (4 tsp) melted margarine
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp molasses

Direction

  1. Melt margarine and mix with stout, sugar, spices, salt, honey and molasses. mix well.
  2. Sift flour and baking powder, and fold into the liquid. mix well to prevent lumps.
  3. Add mashed sweet potato, mix thoroughly. Add fruits.
  4. Pour into greased loaf tin, bake at 350 degrees F or 1 1/2 hours.
  5. When baked, make a glaze with honey and water and brush the top.

- JamaicanEats magazine Dec. 2010-March 2011

 

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-By Dudley Delapenha

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