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Caribbean: Cornmeal Porridge

175 g coarse cornmeal 1 litre milk 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp vanilla essence 1 small piece of cinnamon stick sugar to taste pinch salt


Mix the cornmeal with a small amount of milk in a cup. Bring the balance of the milk to boil, then stir in the cornmeal mixture. Immediately lower the […]

Caribbean: Bun

20g dry yeast or 40g fresh yeast 250 ml hot milk 250g butter 900g flour 125g raisins 125g currants 125g chopped citrus peel 125g cherries 175g brown sugar 1 nutmeg, freshly grated, or 1 tsp powdered nutmeg 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp salt 1 egg beaten 4 tbs molasses


Dissolve the yeast in […]

Caribbean: Guava Jelly

1 kg ripe, firm Guavas Sugar 2 litres water lime juice


Wash guavas, remove stem at top, and cut them in half, then put them in a large pan with the water. Cover and boil gently for 30 minutes. Strain the juice through a large seive. Measure the juice into a pot, then for […]

Caribbean: Gingerbread

125 ml molasses 250g sugar 125g butter 125 ml hot water 300 g flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp nutmeg 2 tsp grated fresh ginger 1 egg beaten


Heat the molasses, sugar and butter gently in a pan. Pour in the hot water, mix well, and set aside. Sift together […]

Caribbean: Bulla

450g plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground pimento (allspice) 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger 3 tbs melted butter 250g sugar 250 ml water


Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and pimento. Mix in the grated ginger, melted butter. Dissolve the sugar in the […]

Caribbean: Sugar Cake (Coconut Ice)

4 Cups Grated Coconut 1 Cup Water 1 Cup Sugar 1/2 Tea Cream Of Tartar 1 Tea Almond Essence Few Drops Of Food Colouring


1. Boil sugar and water to form a light syrup.

2. When bubbles the size of small pearls appear, add grated cocunut and cream of tartar.

3. […]

Caribbean: Pumpkin Fritters

1½ cups mashed pumpkin ¼ cup sugar ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 teaspoon baking powder 1¼ cup milk 1 cup all-purpose flour Oil, for deep fat frying

Method: Combine pumpkin, sugar (instead of adding sugar in the batter, it may be sprinkled over hot fritters after cooking, as an option), salt, vanilla, […]

Caribbean: Sweet Potato Fritters

2 cups peeled, grated sweet potato ½ cup sugar ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1½ teaspoons baking powder 1 cup milk 2 ripe bananas, peeled and crushed ½ cup all-purpose flour ¼ cup grated coconut, if desired Oil, for deep fat frying

Method: Combine all ingredients until just mixed. Do not use an […]

Caribbean: Coconut Chips

1 Ripe (hard) Coconut Salt

Method: To open the coconut, punch out the eyes with a screwdriver and hammer. Invert the coconut over a glass and drain out the clearish liquid inside, the water. Coconut water makes a refreshing beverage in its own right (serve over ice) and is great mixed with rum and Falernum. […]

Caribbean: Divine Rum Fudge

2¼ cups sugar ½ cup evaporated milk ¼ cup Ole Nassau Chick Charney Rum, or your favourite light rum 1 cup Marshmallow Crème or 16 large marshmallows ¼ cup butter or margarine ¼ tsp. salt 1 pkg. (6 oz.) semi-sweet White Chocolate Morsels 1 cup chopped nuts

Method: Grease a 9-inch square pan with butter. […]