Bun & Fish From Mama Vena's Kitchen

Thursday, March 29, 2018

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Easter Bun Recipe
2 oz margarine
1 bottle stout
1/2 cup wine
tbsp vanilla
2 tbsp browning
2 oz egg
1/2 lb brown sugar
1 lb flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp mixed spice
1/4 cup cherries, chopped
1/4 cup raisins soaked in stout


Melt margarine and add stout, wine, vanilla, browning and egg in a mixing bowl and mix together. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Combine dry ingredients then add raisins and cherries. Combine wet and dry mixtures and mix well. Scrape mixture into 12” x 4” x 3” loaf pan already greased and lined with wax paper. Bake in pre-heated oven at 350F for an hour or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool and glaze. Glaze mixture: Bring to boil 2 teaspoons of honey, two tablespoons of water and 1/2 tablespoon of butter. Allow to cool and then brush on the surface of the bun. Serve with sliced cheddar cheese.

Bun Baker Donja Mitchell

I've been baking since... I was 11 years old. I used to assist my mom whenever she was baking, until I started on my own.

I baked my first Easter bun as a teen... It didn't turn out so well as I added too much liquid and it came out looking like a pudding!

I bake because... baking floats my heart! I love baking and I'm passionate about it. Most of all though, I enjoy seeing the happiness on my customers' faces and being the centrepiece of their celebrations

The most challenging part of Easter baking is... measuring every single ingredient accurately. It takes a lot of time and patience.

My Easter buns are special because... I invest a lot of time adding love as my main ingredient.

My must-have Easter bun ingredients... are stout-soaked raisins.

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