Easter Bun … seriously good

Here is another recipe for bun. It is an evolved version from the non-fail, anecdotal one in my earlier post.   Use this for making seriously good bun.  Eat with lots of cheese. Jamaican tradition says to use Tastee cheese, which is a processed yellow cheese sold in a giant red tin.  I prefer a good sharp Cheddar or a fine buttery Gouda.

EASTER BUN

Easter Bun and Cheese
Easter Bun and Cheese

½ cup warm water
1 tsp sugar
6 tsp Dry Active Yeast

½ cup warm water
1 egg, beaten
3 tbs Butter, melted
1 cup Brown sugar
4 tbs molasses
1 tbs vanilla

4 cup Bread flour
1 Whole Nutmeg, freshly grated
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 ½ tsp salt
1 cup mixed fruit (raisin, citron, cherries)

Molasses Wash made with 2 tbs molasses, 1 tbs water and 1 tsp sugar

Proof yeast in ½ c water & 1 tsp sugar

Mix liquids, sugar, salt & vanilla.
Add 2 cups flour with yeast. Mix in other flour with fruit. Knead for 10 mins.

Rest in lightly greased bowl for 2 to 2 1/2  hours under parchment & tea towel.

When doubled, shape into 2 loaves and rise for another 1-2 hours.

Brush loaves with melted butter before placing in oven.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Brush loaves with a wash of molasses, water & sugar. Bake for another 15 minutes.

Buns are cooked when a skewer comes out clean.

 

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