In a saucepan add the
Guinness® Stout Beer (1 3/4 cups)
Mixed Fruit Peel (1 cup)
Raisins (1 cup)
Cherries (3/4 cup)
Brown Sugar (3/4 cup)
Honey (2 Tbsp)
West Indian Browning (1 Tbsp)
Molasses (1/2 Tbsp)
Vanilla Extract (1 tsp)
. Place on a medium flame, stir well and as soon as you start seeing bubbles on the edges turn off the stove and set aside to cool.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
Now it’s time mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In goes the
All-Purpose Flour (3 cups)
Baking Powder (1 Tbsp)
Ground Cinnamon (1 tsp)
Ground Nutmeg (1 tsp)
Ground Allspice (1 tsp)
Ground Ginger (1 tsp)
Salt (1/4 tsp)
. Stir well to incorporate. Now add the
Butter (1/4 cup)
, and everything from the sauce pan. You’ll have some work here. Mix into a dough, but try your best to not over-work it.
Place the dough into a greased/flour-dusted baking pan (about 11x5 inches).
Place on the middle rack of the oven. It will take about 1 hour to fully bake. Stick a toothpick through the middle of the bun and if it comes out clean, it’s done.
Set aside to cool. If desired, brush with a simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar) to give it that classic shine, but don’t slice until it’s fully cooled. Enjoy!