Easter bun, delicious all year

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Enjoy Easter bun year round, especially if it’s made with Guinness stout. Here’s the recipe:

easter bunIngredients

  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons yeast
  • 8 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 to 2 cups warm water
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1 cup candied cherries
  • 1 cup candid mixed peel
  • 1/2 cup melted butter for greasing etc.

 

Method

In large bowl, stir one-and-a-half cups of the flour, the sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and yeast until well mixed.

Add vanilla, butter, molasses and warm water. Beat with electric mixer on low speed for a minute, scraping bowl frequently. Beat on medium speed one minute, scraping bowl frequently.

Stir in the remaining flour, half cup at a time, to make dough easy to handle. Fold in candied fruits.

Place dough on lightly floured surface. Knead about 10 minutes or until dough is smooth and springy. Grease large bowl with melted butter.

Place dough in bowl, turning dough to grease all sides. Cover bowl loosely with plastic wrap and let rise in warm place 40 to 60 minutes

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