Jamaican Easter Bun Recipe

Jamaican Easter Bun Recipe

A Jamaican Easter is nothing without Jamaican Easter bun and Tastee cheese. This simple yet traditional combination has become a significant part of Jamaican culture. Below is a Jamaican Easter Bun recipe that is simple and easy to make.
Bun is baked with lots of spices, nutmeg and cinnamon. Along with large amounts of mixed fruits like raisins and cherries.

Try this Jamaican Easter Bun recipe and live Easter like a true Jamaican!

3½ cups flour

1½ cups sugar

4 tsp. Baking powder

1 cup stout or beer

1 egg (beaten)

2 tblsp. spoon melted butter or margarine

2 tsps. vanilla

1 cup cherries

1 cup raisins, mixed peel, cherries*

½ tsp. ground allspice

pinch of salt

1 tblsp. spoon nutmeg

½ tblsp. spoon cinnamon

½ tblsp. spoon rose water

½ tblsp. spoon anise extract

Jamaican Easter Bun recipe mixture
Jamaican Easter Bun recipe mixture

In a large mixing bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder, spices and sugar. Mix thoroughly and add fruit. Make a well in the center of mixture and add melted butter and beaten egg. Mix again until like coarse bread crumbs. Make another well in center of mixture and add beer or stout. Mix the whole thoroughly and turn into well greased baking pans. Bake for 1¼ hours at 300 ° F. Makes two meatloaf pans. If desired, press a few whole cherries into the top of each bun.

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* One cup total. Combine fruit as desired.

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  1. I made this recipe for the first time. Not pleased with my results. While the look and taste were spot on, it did not have enough moisture in the recipe. The recipe does not instruct properly on how to and when to incorporate the liquid spices. Also the liquid and butter ingredients are not accurate. The proportions are grossly off. If I do this recipe again I will change liquid content a lot to allow for a more moist bun.


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