Jamaican Easter Bun and Cheese

Published Date
November 5th 2021
Average: 5 (3 votes)
Sliced Jamaican Easter Bun and Cheese in a plate
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Each Caribbean island comprises a diverse mixture of cultures and races that directly influence our cuisine. Within this cultural melting pot, traditional recipes can have slight differences depending on what region of the country you are from. This recipe for a homemade Jamaican Easter Bun with Cheese is a perfect example of regional differences for one dish. Unlike our Jamaican Bun and Cheese recipe, this version has honey, currants, and rains for a sweeter, more fruity version. We have also omitted some alcohol, but the original flavors you would expect from the traditional Jamaican treat are still there. Both buns are served during Easter as the local alternative to Hot Crossed buns which you can read about in the Jamaican bun and Cheese recipe. This recipe shows you how deliciously diverse one dish can be while still representing the traditional local flavors of Jamaica.

The picture may not exactly include all the ingredients such as garnishing

Author: Narandradath Jaikaran
Prep Time
60 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
105 mins



Wash raisins and currants. In a bowl, combine currants, raisins, and mixed peel. Pour stout, cover, and soak overnight.
In a stand-up mixer, fitted with a paddle, combine all other ingredients, mixing on slow speed for 3 minutes. Add soaked fruits with liquid, and continue mixing for another 3 minutes.
Prepare the oven by preheating to 350 °F. Shelf placed in Centre for baking.
Pour batter into loaf pan and spread evenly with a wooden spoon
Prepare glaze by whisking the sugar, cinnamon and water in a pot. Bring to boil in a pot and set aside.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until a cake tester or thin knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven and glaze. Sprinkle mixed fruits over glaze. Reglaze. Place back in the oven for 3 minutes.
Remove to cool on a rack. After 10 minutes, turn over the loaf pan and gently knock out the loaf. Cool completely now.
Slice across the width into ten pieces. Serve with your favorite cheese.

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