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Caribbean Spiced (Easter) Bun

This Caribbean specialty is eaten all year round, but more so over the Easter period, and in particular on Good Friday. Bun and cheese is sure to bring back childhood memories for those who grew up Caribbean. The contrast of the soft sweet bun with the firm salty cheese just seems to go so well togther!


I came across this yummy recipe on at Grace Foods and thought I'd share. Let me know if you try it and what you think of it.


Photo credit: Grace Foods

Caribbean Spiced Bun


Ingredients


  • 2 ounce(s) margarine

  • 1 bottle stout

  • 1/2 cup wine

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1/2 tablespoon browning

  • 1 tablespoon guava jam or cherry jam

  • 1 medium egg (optional)

  • 8 ounces dark sugar

  • 1 pound all purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 tablespoon mixed spice

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 pound mixed peel, chopped

  • 1/4 pound raisins, soaked


Instructions


If using dried raisins, cover them with water (water level should be about 1cm above raisins) and soak overnight.


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

  2. Stir in the sugar and mix well 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 for 50mins or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

  7. Cool on a cooling rack.


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.



Recipe credit: Grace Foods


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