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
- 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
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.
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