Jamaican Easter Bun

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Since living in Dubai I haven't been able to enjoy the taste of easter bun and cheddar cheese because it's not sold here so this year my family will not have to do without this popular Jamaican Easter treat because I have finally made my first and very delicious easter bun, the only thing missing is the great taste of Tastee Cheddar Cheese that is produced in the caribbean and I don't plan on making that, so we will have to find a cheese substitute.
During the easter season in Jamaica, supermarket shelves are stocked with easter bun and cheddar cheese, but not for long because they are sold in the blink of an eye due to the fact that these are the most popular items to be bought by consumers and even given as gifts to friends, family and co-workers. For me as a kid, it was the best part of Easter. Family members would show up with a freshly baked easter bun and a tin of cheese and you would eat until you swear you don't want to ever see or smell either the cheese or bun ever again and then the next Easter rolls around and you start the process all over again. Its a delicious tradition, what can I say.

2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
1½ cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 ½ cup stout
2 eggs (beaten)
4 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup mixed fruits (raisins and mixed peel)

Preheat oven to 350 F and grease loaf pan

• In a large bowl, add the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, mixed fruit and sugar.
• Beat eggs and add cooled melted butter and stout and beat, then add to dry ingredients and mix batter.
• Pour batter into greased loaf pan and bake for 70 minutes or until an inserted toothpick in the centre comes out clean.