Easter Bun Baking With Carolie Adams

Thursday, March 29, 2018

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1 cup wine
2 cups raisins
1 cup mixed peel (fruits)
1 cup cherries diced in
small pieces
2 bottles of Dragon Stout
1 tbsp browning
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp of molasses
1/4 cup of honey
2 tbsp jam (guava or
4 tbsp of butter melted
6 tbsp baking soda
1 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp cinnamon
6 tsp mixed spice
Pinch of salt
6 1/2 cups of flour (2 1/2


Sieve all dry ingredients. Add to low heat Dragon Stout, jam, browning, molasses, sugar, melted butter and honey. Lower heat and mix until ingredients are diluted. Add mixture to dry ingredients. Add fruits and mix slowly. Bake at 320F for an hour and 45 minutes. Glaze with butter and honey after.

I have been baking for... 14 years

My first Easter bun was baked... Last year, actually. I was always complimented for my fruitcake, and a friend of mine suggested that I try baking a bun for Easter. I tried it and the verdict from family and friends was positive.

I was led to baking... by the Lord. I had just received my US visa and wanted to travel and gain new experiences. So I prayed to the Lord to guide me to and I was directed to Proverbs 31 regarding the virtuous woman. Shortly after that I got a carrot cake recipe from a friend and I decided to try it but add my own style to it. It was well received — and that's how this new experience came about.

The most challenging aspect of Easter bun baking is... insufficient time.

What makes my Easter bun special is the use... of the best ingredients.

My must-have ingredient for my buns is... Dragon Stout.

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