Friday, April 18, 2014

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking power
1/4 cup cold water
1 tablespoon coconut oil (other vegetable oils or butter may be substituted)
PROCESSCombine flour and baking power in a bowl. Mix vegetable oil into flour and baking powder mixture. Add water. Knead dough until it is a tight mass. Divide into 12 roughly equal pieces. Kneed each piece into a ball. Flatten, fry in hot oil, that is at least half the height of the dough balls, until golden brown.

1&1/2 cup sugar
2 tea spoons butter
2 tea spoons honey
2 tea spoons mixed spice or nutmeg or cinnamon
1 cup stout
3 cups flour
3 tea spoons baking powder
1 cup mixed fruits and or raisins
2 eggs
Original recipe by ©
1. Pre heat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Heat sugar, butter, honey, spices and stout over low heat
3. Mix flour, baking powder, fruit and eggs.
4. Mix in heated ingredients
5. Bake for 40 minutes. Insert toothpick in middle to see if bun is baked. If it is baked very little or no residue should be on the toothpick or other probe. If bun is not baked, bake for an additional 10-15 minutes and check again

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Easy Jamaican stew peas recipe with duppy-foot dumplings

Two 16 oz cans of red kidney beans
4 cups of water
1/2 medium sized green pepper diced
1/2 medium sized onion diced
1/3 teaspoon garlic powder
1/3 teaspoon ground black pepper
12 whole pimento beans or 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
6 to 8 cloves
1 tablespoon coconut or other vegetable oil
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
1/8 cup of water

Rinse kidney beans and place in a pot (avoid kidney beans that are cooked with sugar), add water and all the ingredients, except those for the dumplings. Bring to a rapid boil, reduce heat to medium to high and cook for half an hour. Reduce heat to low and cok for an additional 15 to 25 minutes.

After bringing ingredients to a boil,combine the flour with 1/8 cup of water in a bowl, mix and knead until the mixture is fairly solid. Tear off small pieces, place between your two palms -- Move your palms back and forth until the piece of dough is thin and about the width of your palm. Place the "duppy-foot" dumpling into the boiling mixture. Repeat until dough is finished.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Jamaican Hot Chocolate Drink (Chocolate Tea)

Ingredients: chocolate, nutmeg, cinnamon, water, sweetened condensed milk (or freshly extracted coconut milk and sugar)

1 cup grated chocolate
1 tablespoons grated nutmeg
1 teaspoons powdered cinnamon or a stick of cinnamon bark
6 cups water
Combine grated chocolate, grated nutmeg, and powdered cinnamon in a pot. Add 6 cups of cold water. Bring to a boil. reduce heat. Let simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Sweeten with sweetened condensed milk. Optional dash of salt.

Yields 6 cups of drink
*Note: unsweetened chocolate makes a great drink. If no sugar or milk is added to it, it can last several days. It may look unseeming when it cools and the natural oils in it coagulate. However, simply it bring to a boil and it will be smoother each time.

Dried cocoa beans and chocolate balls -- formed by roasting cocoa beans, grinding them, and shaping them between the palms of the hand before they cool.

grated chocolate from chocolate balls

Thursday, January 5, 2012


As an alternative to wheat waffles, we present a more healthy, gluten-free, original recipe for cassava waffles, which can also be a substitute for wheat bread in breakfast and meals.

Ingredients: cassava farina,* cassava flour,** eggs, baking powder, oil or butter, water

1 cup cassava farina
1/3 cup cassava flour
1 egg
2 table spoon liquid coconut oil or melted butter***
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 and 1/4 cup cold water

Original recipe ©

Combine cassava farina, cassava flour, and baking powder. Mix thoroughly. Add water. Mix thoroughly. Add egg. Mix thoroughly. Add liquid coconut oil. Mix thoroughly.
Set electric skillet to highest setting. Pour sufficient mix to cover skillet. When skillet indicates waffle is done, flip waffle over maintaining the preformed pattern and bake for another two minutes.

Yields 6 waffles

*granulated cassava grits (parched grated cassava available in West African food stores. Do not use gari, which is a coarser cassava grits)
*(available in West African food stores)
*** you may substitute other oils.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Oh That Jerk Seasoning!

Oh That Jerk Seasoning!
Jerk seasoning spices fish; coconut rice refreshes
Jerk seasoning can be found on menus throughout the country, but there's no place for it like Jamaica, its place of origin.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Maybe you should eat more cassava, breadfruit, plantains, sweet potatoes etc.

The author of a new book "Wheat Belly" believes that more than 80 percent of us could benefit by giving up wheat.