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Jamaican Spice Bun with Malta


⪼ 2 ounces Margarine

⪼ 1 bottle Malta

⪼ 1/2 cup wine

⪼ 1 teaspoon vanilla

⪼ 1/2 tablespoon Browning

⪼ 1 medium egg (optional)

⪼ 8 ounces dark sugar

⪼ 1 pound counter flour

⪼ 1 teaspoon nutmeg

⪼ 1/4 teaspoon salt

⪼ 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

⪼ 1 tablespoon baking powder

⪼ 1 tablespoon mixed spice

⪼ 1/4 pound mixed peel, chopped

⪼ 1/4 pound raisins, soaked


    1. Melt Margarine and allow it to cool, then add Malta, wine, vanilla, Browning, beaten egg (if used).
    2. Stir in the sugar and mix until all the granules are dissolved.
    3. Mix together all the dry ingredients then add the chopped mixed peel and raisins.
    4. Combine liquid mixture with dry ingredients and mix well.
    5. Scrape the batter into a greased loaf pan 12"x4"x3".
    6. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C/350°F or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
    7. Cool on a cooling rack.
    8. To Glaze: Combine 2 tablespoons honey with two tablespoons of water and bring to a boil; remove from flame and use a pastry brush to apply it over the surface of the bun.
    To serve: Serve with slices of cheese.
    Yield: 1 loaf