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Caribbean: Coconut Blancmange

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 for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. When […]

Caribbean: Carmen’s Famous Caramel Flan

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. Quickly remove the mold ~using pot […]

Caribbean:Banana Flambé

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. Cook for 2 minutes. Flambé. Sprinkle […]

Caribbean: Baked Bananas with Tamarind Sauce

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 a buttered, shallow casserole dish. Spoon […]

Caribbean: Lime Pie

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, add ½ cup sugar, lime juice, […]

Caribbean: Sweet Potato Pudding

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 ground cinnamon 3 cloves, crushed Rind […]

Caribbean: Sour Cream Ice-Cream

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 the milk, cream and pod. Pour […]

Caribbean: Coconut Flan

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 flan mold or cake pan about […]

Caribbean: Coconut Custard

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 sweetened condensed milk, the grated meat […]

Caribbean: Jamaican Cake Packed With Rum And Fruit

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 (1 ml) nutmeg 1/4 tsp (1 […]