Caribbean: Coconut Blancmange

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10 gelatin leaves 75cl milk 300g grated coconut 1/2 ltr heavy cream (crème fleurette) 250g coarse-grained sugar Crystallized fruit

Method: Soak gelatin leaves in a small amount of cold water until they soften. Bring the milk to a slow boil, then add the coconut and gelatin. Let boil gently […]

Caribbean: Carmen’s Famous Caramel Flan

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1 can evaporated milk 13 oz whole milk 1 cup sugar 4 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 3 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp water for caramel

Preparation: Place the sugar and water in a round aluminum mold and melt over low-medium heat until mixture is melted and light golden brown. […]

Caribbean:Banana Flambé

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2 bananas

2 tablespoons sunflower oil

4 tablespoons sugar

½ cup white rum

1 lime, squeezed

Method: Peel and halve the bananas lengthwise. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Brown the bananas 5 minutes on each side. Add the sugar and pour in the rum. […]

Caribbean: Baked Bananas with Tamarind Sauce

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4 ripe bananas ¼ cup Tamarind-Apricot Sauce ¼ cup packaged sweetened flaked coconut ¼ cup slivered almonds 1 tablespoon brown sugar 2 tablespoons melted butter (do not substitute margarine!) juice of 1 lime or lemon

Method: Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Peel the bananas and split lengthwise. Arrange in […]

Caribbean: Lime Pie

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1 Tbs. unflavored gelatin ¼ cup cold water 4 eggs, separated 1 cup sugar, divide 1/3 cup lime juice 1/8 tsp. salt 2-3 tsp. grated lime peel Green food coloring 1 baked, 9″ pie shell ½ cup heavy cream, whipped

Method: Soften gelatin in cold water. Beat egg yolks, […]

Caribbean: Sweet Potato Pudding

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2 pounds white sweet potato, peeled 1 large ripe banana, peeled and cut in 1-inch pieces 1 cup packed brown sugar ½ cup seedless raisins 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger ¼ teaspoon salt 1½ (12-ounce) cans evaporated milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1 teaspoon […]

Caribbean: Sour Cream Ice-Cream

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1lt milk 1lb granulated sugar ½ vanilla pod juice from 2 lemons It heavy cream 6 egg yolks 1lb 2 oz sour cream

Method: In a medium bowl put the 6 yolks, 2 oz milk, sugar and the seeds from the pod. Whisk for 3-4 minutes until thick. Scald […]

Caribbean: Coconut Flan

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1 cup granulated sugar 6 eggs 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk 1 can (14 ounces) coconut milk 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk 1 tablespoon vanilla extract or 1 shot of rum or brandy


To caramelize the pan: Pour the sugar into a square or round […]

Caribbean: Coconut Custard

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2 coconuts 1 can evaporated milk 1 can sweetened condensed milk 4 eggs 100g sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla cinnamon

Method: Grate the meat of one coconut and extract the milk. Mix the coconut milk with the evaporated milk. Beat the eggs and incorporate them into the mixture. Add the […]

Caribbean: Jamaican Cake Packed With Rum And Fruit

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1 cup (225 ml) raisins 1/2 cup (125 ml) currants, chopped 1/2 cup (125 ml) prunes, chopped 1 cup (225 ml) dark rum 1-1/2 lbs (.7 kg) packed brown sugar 1 cup (225 ml) butter 6 beaten eggs 1/2 pound flour 1/2 tsp (2 ml) baking powder 1/4 tsp […]