Say Hello to TreatsByReeks! Baking has long been a hobby of mine and I have always wanted to showcase my baking/cooking endeavors online but my last apartment was not the easiest to photograph or film. Now that I’ve moved, I have so much more space to capture some of my tastiest kitchen moments!
Today I’m making from scratch one of my childhood favorites – Jamaican Easter Bun. That’s right ‘bun’ season is in full effect! Growing up Jamaican you already know it’s not Easter if you don’t have Easter Bun in your house. Otherwise, you’re a bootleg Jamaican…I don’t make the rules here; I just follow, lol.
So for those of you who can’t get your hands on this Jamaican goodness, I’m going to show you how I make Jamaican Easter Bun from scratch. I promise you it’s super easy to make. You will never want a store bought bun again!
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup honey
1 teaspoon browning.
½ Tablespoon Molasses
1- teaspoon vanilla
4 tablespoons melted butter
1 cup Guinness Stout
1- cup fruits ( I use cherries and raisins)
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1/2- tablespoon cinnamon
2 1/2 Teaspoon spice combination Nutmeg, Cinnamon and All Spice
1 cup cherries (Optional) to top bun
2 Tablespoons Water
2 Tablespoons Honey
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease your loaf pan and set aside
Mix together: brown sugar, granulated sugar, honey, browning, molasses, vanilla, melted butter, Guinness Stout and egg
In another bowl combine flour, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon allspice and salt then mix lightly.
Add your fruits.
Combine wet and dry ingredients until evenly mixed
Pour mixture into your prepared loaf pan.
Add cherries on top for garnish(this step is optional)
Bake for about 60- 65 minutes or until a knife or toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Let it cool before glazing
To Glaze: Combine 2 tablespoons honey with 2 tablespoons water and bring to a boil;
Remove from flame and use a pastry brush to apply it over the surface of the bun.
And just like that your bun is readddyyy!
Enjoy with cheese or on its own!
Please do let me know if you decide to recreate this Easter Bun recipe! Also leave me your thoughts on TreatsByReeks and more foodie posts. Till next time!