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Ms Ina's Original Jamaican Easter Bun | Traditional & Authentic Jamaican


So yes, we are officially in the heart of the Easter Season!

And there is no Easter in Jamaica without Bun & Cheese; you know that right?

Oh yeah!

In fact, the demand was so high that yesterday there were no buns in any of the local supermarkets!

But today I have a treat for you!

Forget the ready-made, commercial buns.
How about you making your own? Yep YOUR own!

Can't do it yourself?

What if I tell you that I'm going to share Ms Ina's special recipe with you?

And who is Ms Ina?
I figured you'd ask.

Put it this way; In her community, her name is synonymous with the best Easter Buns - and for close to 4 decades!

Today I had the pleasure of meeting her, tasting her bun, but also watching her bake traditional, homemade Jamaican Easter Buns - first hand!

And she graciously accepted to share her recipe!
So without further adieu, I now present you...

100% Traditional and Authentic Jamaican Easter Bun Recipe - Ms. Ina's Style!

Yield: 4 medium sized Easter buns.
Prep Time: 30 mins.
Bake Time: 1 hour and 30 mins.


  • 3 lbs. Flour
  • 4 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 lb. sugar
  • 3 tsp or 1 whole Nutmeg (grated)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 1/2 cup raisin
  • 1/5 cup mixed peel
  • 1tbsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp Almond Flavoring
  • 1 1/2 cup bulk wine
  • 1/2 lb. butter
  • 1 tbsp. molasses
  • 1 bottle dragon stout/ Guinness
  • 2 tbsp. browning
  • 3 eggs


  1. Preheat oven at 350 F

  2. First, add the stout, molasses, sugar, browning and butter in a pot. Boil heat until the butter melted and sugar dissolved. Turn off heat. Set aside to be cooled.

    Note: Remove approximately 2 tablespoons and place aside to be used as the glaze.

  3. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and mixed spice in a mixing bowl and stir to combine evenly. Add the mixed peel and raisins. Mix to distribute evenly.

  4. To the stout mixture which by now is cool or warm, add the three beaten eggs, vanilla and almond flavoring and stir.

  5. Pour this mixture into the flour mixture, add bulk wine and mix well, make sure the mixture is thoroughly mixed in to a smooth soft consistency.

  6. Pour mixture into a greased loaf pan up to ¾ of the tin which allow the mixture to rise to the top.

  7. Add cherries evenly on mixture in each tin.

  8. Reduce oven temperate to 300 F and place baking tins in the oven.

  9. Bake at 300 F for one hour and 30 minutes.

  10. Remove the buns from the oven and allow cooling for about 5 minutes. Remove bun from pan and apply the glaze over the warm bun and set aside to be completely cool.

That's it!

Thanks again to Ms. Ina and daughter Manipha, for allowing me to, not only observe the making (and taste) their delicious Jamaican Easter bun, but also to share the recipe with you!

By the way, even better, I have the YouTube video on it as well! Here now is...

... The Video: Traditional Jamaican Eater Bun

Enjoy peeps! And Seasons Greetings!


P.S. Don't forget the reason for the season!

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