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Simple Jamaican Easter Spice Bun Recipe

Simple Jamaican Easter Spice Bun Recipe

The Jamaican Spice Bun is eaten year-round however it is a must with cheese have during the Easter season.  The Tastee Jamaican cheese is the most popular brand eaten with Easter Spice Buns by Jamaicans. This combination is a tradition in the Jamaican culture and is delicious. Here is a simple Jamaican Easter Spice Bun recipe by our regular contributor Andrea Shaw Nevins.


  • One 12 oz bottle Stout or beer..of late I’ve been using Rounders Ale.
  • 1.5 cups brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1.5 cup dried fruit…I use a combo of raisins, golden raisins, and cranberries. I don’t like mixed peel but you can add that too.
  • Nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, rose water to taste (try ½ teaspoon of each for starters.)
  • Add Browning if you like your
  • Melt all the above together on a low stove for 5 to 10 mins
  • Take off stove and transfer to bowl.
  • Then add 3 cups sieved flour
  • 1 ½  tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

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  1. Mix all the above together. Mix really well to avoid lumps, then add one beaten egg
  2. Bake at 350 for around 45 to 55 mins.
  3. Poke middle of bun with ice pick (we still use those?) or very slender knife to check if it is done. 
  4. Glaze with honey if you like.

Simple Jamaican Easter Spice Bun

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Andrea Shaw Nevins