Jamaica Fruity Easter Bun

1 1/4 cups packed brown or demarara sugar

3 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 cup chopped mixed fruits of your choice (soaked in liquor of choice or prune wine)

3/4 cup stout or Malta

1 tbsp melted butter

1 tablespoon molasses

1 egg

1 tbsp mixed spice (or to taste)
1.  Using a saucepan, heat the stout ( malta), sugar, butter, molasses and spices on low flame, ensure that you stir until all ingredients are properly dissolved.
2.  Cool mixture before adding in the egg so as to prevent scrambling the egg. Mix together well
3.  Sift the flour and baking powder and add in batches to the wet mixture, mixing well between batches 
  Drain and add chopped fruit mixture and mix well.
5.  Bake in a greased and floured loaf pan at 350F for 1 hour (Test for doneness after 50 minutes).
Serve with your choice of Tastee processed cheese or natural cheddar cheese.