A delicious Easter favorite from the islands. The time it takes to make this dish is worth it when you bite into a tantalizing piece. It tastes even more excellent served warm with butter or cheese.

JENRE
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 4 9x5 inch loaf pans.

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  • In a large saucepan, combine beer, sugar and butter over medium-low heat. When the ingredients melt into each other remove from the stove top and let cool. When the mixture is cool, mix in beaten eggs and vanilla extract.

  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, raisins and mixed fruits. Stir beer mixture slowly into the dry mixture, incorporating and mixing as you go. Pour mixture into the prepared loaf pans.

  • Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 90 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

257.91 calories; 3.48 g protein; 54.52 g carbohydrates; 2.88 g fat; 31.58 mg cholesterol; 161.15 mg sodium. Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

12/29/2003
Really great!! Really easy to make as well!!! I will definitally do this again!!! Yummm
(25)

Most helpful critical review

03/21/2008
The term bread is a little misleading. It is very sweet. Almost like a fruitcake. The amounts are a little overkill. I halved this recipie and still ended up with two full loaves. Watch the cooking time. These cook quicker than the alloted time. Use the toothpick method. With the bread almost being dessert like I will try it next time with a little sugar on top. Thanks
(16)
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12/29/2003
Really great!! Really easy to make as well!!! I will definitally do this again!!! Yummm
(25)
03/30/2009
What is with all the complaining about the amount of batter??? The recipe does say it makes 4 LOAVES & SERVES 48. I don't understand why people are surprised by the quantity!!!!
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03/21/2008
The term bread is a little misleading. It is very sweet. Almost like a fruitcake. The amounts are a little overkill. I halved this recipie and still ended up with two full loaves. Watch the cooking time. These cook quicker than the alloted time. Use the toothpick method. With the bread almost being dessert like I will try it next time with a little sugar on top. Thanks
(16)
04/13/2007
I only gave this recipe 4 stars because I think the amounts must be off somehow. While the bread did turn out delicious I had SO much batter there was NO WAY it was going to fit in only 2 loaf pans let alone the smaller 8" kind. When I was mixing it up I wondered if someone was playing a trick on us with these amounts and directions.I wound up using 2 very large loaf pans and put the rest in a 9x13 pan. The name is a little bit misleading too because this is really a rich sweet quick bread rather than buns. The bread IS good especially with butter but next time I bake it I'll cut the ingredient amounts in half and I bet I'll still wind up with two loaves.
(9)
04/12/2012
Did not have "dark brown" sugar so I added molasses to the light brown sugar I had. I also used extra vanilla (cuz I love vanilla) and ommitted the raisens or mixed fruit (yuck). I have to say mine came out VERY sweet. I will make again but adjust accordingly. Oye.... no molasses will stay with 1 tsp vanilla and maybe cut back a little with the sugar...
(3)
03/30/2013
Time for baking is definitely not 90 minutes if you make for two loaves. At 40 mins the sides were getting dark brown but the center not done. I am thinking I might have to lower the oven temp to 325 because my loaf pans are "dark". I will also add the fruit to the mixture AFTER I add the liquid ingredients next time because after baking my fruit still had dry flour attached to it. After reading these reviews I was expecting the bread to be alot sweeter. I guess maybe that is the difference between light brown and dark brown sugar. I only had light brown and used that. I am going to try this recipe again tonight but first I will be stopping at the store for dark brown sugar!
(2)
04/01/2018
Beer smell was too strong while bread was warm. Later when it cooled down it was much better. I made half of the size and it took as few days to eat it. It is very good with milk and some butter.
10/14/2012
This tastes great! I halved the recipe and used a large round pan. The batter looks a bit runny but it bakes excellent. Be careful though 40 minutes in the oven are enough. I used dried figs instead of candied fruit but I'm sure all raisins would be okay too. Try it!