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Jamaican Easter Bun – Jamaican Sweet Bread

Jamaican Easter Bun is a sweet bread infused with Guinness, spices and red wine. Start your Easter morning the way they do in Jamaica with this sweet bread, cheese and a cup of tea.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Caribbean
Servings: 12
Calories: 310.68kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1 ½ cups Guinness
  • ½ cup red wine
  • 2 teaspoons browning
  • 2 tablespoons guava jelly
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3 ½ cups white wheat flour or all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground mace
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground clove
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¾ cup tutti frutti candied fruit
  • ½ cup raisins
  • glace cherries garnish
  • Topping Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a loaf pan with non stick spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, nutmeg, mace, ginger, clove, salt, cinnamon and baking powder. Stir to combine.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine butter, Guinness, wine, browning, guava jelly, vanilla extract and egg. Beat well.
  • Add sugar and beat until sugar is dissolved.
  • Add flour combination in 2 batches, beating well after each addition.
  • Using a rubber spatula, fold in the tutti frutti and the raisins.
  • Transfer to prepared loaf pan.
  • Decorate the top with the glace cherries.
  • Bake for 1 hour.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the sugar and water together.
  • Using a pastry brush, brush the top with the sugar water.
  • Bake for another 15 minutes, until a tester inserted comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan.
  • Serve with cheese and tea.

Nutrition

Calories: 310.68kcal | Carbohydrates: 66.46g | Protein: 4.54g | Fat: 2.73g | Saturated Fat: 1.42g | Sodium: 214.99mg | Fiber: 1.65g | Sugar: 35.62g