Saturday, July 07, 2007


It is a Beautiful Thing - thanks to all who were interested in this delicious Caribbean treat.

Here's a source online for purchasing a real Jamaican Easter Bun:
The 17th Street Market in Tucson, AZ
And if you want a whole panoply of Caribbean treats, hop on over to SAM'S CARIBBEAN ONLINE STORE - there's a whole assortment of EASTER BUNS in the BAKERY section!

Here's a recipe for those who are culinarily gifted:


Jamaican Easter bun


1 1/2 ozs margarine
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tbs honey
1/2 cup stout
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tspn baking powder
1 egg
4 Tbs raisins
4 Tbs Currants
1 Tbs mixed peel
2 Tspns mixed spices


Melt margarine,sugar, honey & stout on a Low flame, stirring.
Sift flour and baking powder and spices
Add beaten egg, fruit and cooled melted mixture.
Mix well.
Pour into a greased and lined 1lb tin and bake at 350 for approx. 45 minutes or until done.



Sonnjea B said...


December/Stacia said...

I totally have to try this. Anything I can cook with beer makes me happy. My steak pie with stout is the best thing ever.

Bernita said...

Mixed spices?
Like cinnamon, nutmeg,ground cloves and mace?
Or something like Allspice or pumpkin pie spice?

Kate Thornton said...

sonnjea b - my pleasure!

december - yes, cooking with drinks is great. I have a Guinness cookbook somewhere...

bernita - I think it's a nice combo of what you like. Mine tastes like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, Allspice, pumpkin pie spice and ginger. Maybe heavy on the ginger...

writtenwyrdd said...

I love your picture from your military days! You tempt me to post one from, like, thirty years ago.

Kate Thornton said...

writtenwyrdd - that pic was from 1991. I'd love to see yours! (It was my "funeral pic" - the one they put up at your funeral when you don't come back...)

Bernita said...

Yes, I think ginger would be essential.
And it is a lovely, lovely photo.

Talia Mana said...

I would never have guessed an easter bun to be a type of cake!!!

i love that picture of you in uniform. nice to see that side of you

thanks for your lovely comments today and have a great day

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