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Spice Buns

Food_pics_003I am an enthusiastic sampler of new  foods.

I thank my Mom for my wondrous curiosity.  She always made us try at least one bite of a dish we were leery of letting pass through our lips.

A friend gave me this packaged Spice Bun to try (the same friend who gave me the Sorrel drink, which alas remains unopened).  She said to heat it with a slice of cheese sandwiched in its center.  I love cheese, but it doesn't love me, so I decided to heat and and eat it plain.

The Spice Bun is moist with hints of cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon.  There wasn't a peep of dried fruit in this one, but I imagine its even better with than with out. Traditionally, they are served at Easter, much like the hot cross bun.

I am a fan!

The recipe below doesn't say explicitly what types of spices.  I'm sure you can find Jamaican spice mix at a Caribbean grocery (I'll let you know what I find out up the street) or online.

Spice Bun

1 1/2 cups of brown sugar
2 dessert spoons melted butter
2 teaspoons Jamaican logwood honey
2 teaspoons mixed spice
1 cup Dragon Jamaican Stout
2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup dried fruits
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
Dissolve sugar, butter, syrup, and spices in Dragon Stout on low heat.
Mix flour, baking powder and fruit. Beat eggs and mix all ingredients
Placed in greased and lined tin. Bake for approximately 1 hour. Serve
topped with soft cheese.

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour


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