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Homemade Jamaican Easter Bun Recipe

Homemade Jamaican Easter Bun Recipe

This Homemade Jamaican Easter Bun Recipe is perfect for the season. You will be sure to add it to your favorite recipes.


  • ½ lb Raisins
  • 2 ozs. Currants
  • 2 ozs Mixed Peel
  • 1 small bottle Stout
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 7 ozs Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tbsp Corn Syrup
  • 1 tsp Grated Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Ground Anise
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp Vanilla


  1. Combine raisins, currants and mixed peel.  Pour the bottle of stout over the fruits, cover and soak overnight.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the soaked fruits and all other ingredients. Mix well with a large spoon.
  3. Pour batter into a greased loaf tin. Bake in preheated 350°F oven for about 25 minutes or until a knife inserted in middle comes out clean.
  4. Cool completely and serve!

Serving Tip: The bun will taste even better in the following days.

Yields 10

About the Author

Joan Jacqueline Lue

Joan Jacqueline Lue

Joan Lue is a Jamaican chef, caterer, pastry baker and cake decorator who loves to make use of the flavours found in Jamaica in exciting and delicious ways. Traditional Jamaican recipes and a glossary of local fruits and vegetables appear in her cookbook Cook Jamaican! that’s illustrated with beautiful colour photos. The book can be bought on The Hummingbird Cake Recipe appears on Joan Lue’s website.

About the author

Joan Lue