Jamaican recipes for spice and Easter buns which goes great with Tastee cheddar cheese. Also recipes for Jamaican black Christmas cake, Toto and Jamaican banana bread.
Jamaica Stores Fruity Easter Bun Recipe
- Using a saucepan, heat the stout ( malta), sugar, butter, molasses and spices on low flame, ensure that you stir until all ingredients are properly dissolved.
- Cool mixture before adding in the egg so as to prevent scrambling the egg. Mix together well
- Sift the flour and baking powder and add in batches to the wet mixture, mixing well between batches
- Drain and add chopped fruit mixture and mix well.
- Bake in a greased and floured loaf pan at 350F for 1 hour (Test for doneness after 50 minutes).
Jamaican Easter Bun Recipe
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Warm the stout on low flame.
- Add browning, sugar, molasses and butter.
- Stir until dissolved. Sift together flour, baking powder and spices.
- Add chopped fruits - ensure raisins are drained - to the mixture.
- Add wet ingredients to flour mixture. Bake in a greased loaf pan for 1 to 1 ¼ hours.
- Remove from oven when ready, and allow to cool. Glaze with sugar water. Honey and melted butter can also be used.
Jamaican Christmas Cake Recipe: Sandy's Christmas Delite
- Prepare fruits from December the previous year to get it very mellow. Chop prunes and cherries and grind mixed peel.
- Put prunes, raisins, currants, mixed peel and cherries in a covered glass container.
- Pour enough Red Label wine and Appleton white rum to cover fruits.
- Check fruits about every four months to add more wine & rum. Do not allow it to dry out. By December the fruits will become soft & mellow.
- Cream butter and sugar until mixture become light and creamy.
- Combine all dry ingredients -- flour, salt, baking powder, mixed spice and nutmeg.
- Blend all liquids -- eggs, rose water & almond flavouring, vanilla and add about two tablespoons of wine & rum to mixture.
- Blend with mixer at low speed for two minutes.
- Combine butter and sugar mixture with flour mixture a portion at a time alternately until all is combined.
- Then add browning. Mix until mixture is completely brown. Add fruit mixture and bread crumbs a portion at a time alternately until finished.
- You can add or reduce the amount of fruits you would like in the mixture. The more fruits the heavier the cake.
- Preheat oven at 250 degrees. Bake at 250 degrees for two hours. This mixture should give you about two large and four medium cakes.
- At the end of two hours check the centre of the cake with a knife. If the knife comes out clean, the cake is done if not leave in for a few more minutes until done.
- Depending on the thickness of the cake the large cake may take another half -hour. (Jamaica Observer Website 2002)
Totally Delish Coconut Toto
- Blend the melted butter, coconut milk, sugar and vanilla for 1 minute
- Add the eggs and blend an additional minute.
- Sift together the dry ingredients and form a well into which to add the wet ingredients
- Fold in the shredded/grated coconut
- Spread evenly into a greased square 8" tin
- Bake at 375F about 40 minutes or until toothpick test shows done
Easy Peasy Quick Banana Bread
- Preheat the oven to 375° F / 180°C
- Using a blender, blend all the wet ingredients, 3 mashed bananas and sugar
- Sift flour with salt and baking soda in a large bowl
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients until just mixed and no lumps or floured spots remain ( do not overmix)
- Mix in dried fruits and the one banana cut into pieces
- Pour the mixture into a buttered loaf pan
- Bake for about 30 minutes until loaf is golden brown, test for doneness
- Allow to cool before slicing to serve
- Serve with a slice of Tastee Cheese
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