Easter bun and cheese are an absolute must for Jamaicans during the Easter season.
There have been busy days when I've had bun and cheese for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but I'm not advocating that for anybody unless you have a problem with being underweight!
While you can choose from a variety of commercially made buns, there's nothing quite like a homemade bun made with stout.
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup stout (preferably Dragon Stout)
1 tbsp honey
1 cup mixed fruits (e.g.raisins, chopped prunes, maraschino cherries, currants)
1 1/2 tbsp melted butter or margarine
1 tsp mixed spice (or 1/2 tsp nutmeg and 1/2 tsp cinnamon)
Heat stout, sugar, butter, honey and spices over low flame, stirring until ingredients are dissolved in stout.
Pour in mixing bowl and add eggs. Mix.
Sift flour and baking powder. Add gradually to mixing bowl.
Add fruit and mix well.
Bake in a greased and floured loaf pan at 350F for 1 hour.
All ready to serve with cheese, butter, or all by itself!
You may like to try other Jamaican recipes:
Ackee and Saltfish Recipe
Jamaican Rice and Peas Recipe
Jamaican Curry Chicken Recipe
Johnny Cake and Festival
Jamaican Rum Punch Recipe
Jamaican Rum Cake (Fruit Cake) Recipe
Jamaican Bread Pudding, Jamaican Banana Bread Recipes
Traditional Jamaican Desserts - Blue Drawers and Toto
Sweet Potato Pone