By: Shelley-Ann Brown

Growing up in a Jamaican immigrant household, every Easter I looked forward to the tradition of having Jamaican Easter Bun and cheese.

My dad would bake up batches of it on Good Friday and we ate the soft and delicious bread with goat cheese, if we could get it, or cheddar.

For your gastronomic exploration and enjoyment, feel free to try out this recipe for Jamaican Easter Bun.

1½ Cups Brown Sugar
3 Cups Flour
2 Tsp Baking Powder
1 Cup Dragon Stout
2 Tbsp Melted Butter
1 Egg
4 Tbsp Molasses
¼ Cup Honey
2 Tsp Allspice
1 Cup Mixed Fruits & raisins
¼ Cup Sugar
3 Tbsp Water



  • Dissolve sugar, butter, honey syrup and spices into Stout over medium heat
  • In a large bowl, sift in flour then fold in fruits
  • Beat egg then add to the flour mixture. Stir to combine
  • Add Stout mixture to flour and half of Anise seeds
  • Put in a greased pan lined with parchment paper
  • Bake at 350 F for 1 hour or until done
  • Remove from oven.
  • Make a glaze by combining ¼ Cup sugar and 3 tablespoons of water in a small bowl.
  • Brush glaze on to bun.
  • Once the bun has cooled, cover with saran wrap or keep in a zip lock bag in order to maintain moisture