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Caribbean: Bahamas: Anise or Fennel Bread


– 400 g (14 oz.) pastry flour – Anise or fennel seeds – 2 packets of yeast – 1 packet of baking powder – Water – A pinch of salt


Combine the pastry flour with the water, yeast, baking powder and a pinch of salt until it forms a thick dough. Knead the […]

Caribbean: Corn Bread

¼ cup wheat flour cup cornmeal tsp. salt pound unsalted butter, room temperature cup sugar large eggs 14¾ oz can creamed corn 8¼ oz crushed pineapple, well drained cup shredded Monterey Jack Cheese

Preheat oven to 325 f. Grease and flour an 8 x 13″ baking pan. Mix all dry ingredients. Beat butter and sugar […]

Caribbean: Coconut Sugar Cake

2 cups sugar ½ cup water 2 cups grated coconut 2 drops almond essence

Coconut Sugar Cake Instructions: Boil sugar and water until sugar is dissolved. Add coconut and essence and cook over medium heat stirring all the time until mixture begins to look “grainy”. Remove from heat and beat for a few minutes. Then […]

Caribbean: Banana Coconut Tarts

For the crust: 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. granulated sugar 1/4 tsp. table salt 1/2 cup chilled vegetable shortening 3 Tbs. ice-cold heavy cream or evaporated milk, more or less as needed For the filling: 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 large egg, slightly beaten 1/2 cup milk 1 […]

Caribbean smuggler’s haitian bungle rum cake

1 1/2 cups butter, softened 1 (16 ounce) package brown sugar 1 cup granulated sugar 5 large eggs 3/4 cups milk 1/4 cups dark Meyer’s rum 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Beat butter at medium […]

Caribbean Chocolate Cake

1 1/2 c Self-rising flour 1 1/2 ts Baking powder 1 ts Mixed Spice 3/4 c Butter; softened 3/4 c Superfine sugar 3 Eggs 2 tb Unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tb Hot water 1/2 c Granulated sugar 2/3 c Water 2 Cinnamon sticks (2″) 1/4 c Dark rum 2 tb Slivered almonds 6 oz Semisweet […]

Caribbean Pineapple Pie

6 cups cut-up pineapple (about 2 medium) 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons rum* Pastry (below) 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup Gold Medal all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 tablespoon margarine or butter 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

Place pineapple in large glass or plastic bowl. Stir in […]

Caribbean Patty Crust

280g flour 1/2 tsp salt 200g lard 240ml cold water 1 tsp ground turmeric or 1/2 tsp Jamaican curry powder or 1/2 tsp ground annatto seeds 120ml milk


Sift together the flour, turmeric (or colouring) and salt into a bowl. Cube the lard then add to the flour mix and rub in with your […]

Caribbean: Mango Puff Pastry Turnovers – Pastelillos de Mangos

1 pound frozen puff pastry (thawed and cut into 4 inch squares) Ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves to taste 1 cup mango preserves or jam 1/4 cup cashews (chopped) 1 egg beaten confectioner sugar for dusting baked turnovers butter to grease the cookie sheet parchment paper


Grease a cookie sheet and line with parchment […]

Caribbean: Trinidad and Tobago: Currant Rolls

Flaky Pastry 1 lb Flour – sifted 12 oz Shortening at room temp 1/2 tsp. Salt 1 1/2 tsp. Granulated Sugar 9 oz Water Juice from 1/2 Lime


Crumble 3 oz of the shortening in the flour using finger tips until it resembles coarse bread crumbs. Mix in the salt and sugar […]