CURRANTS ROLL

Currants rolls are made like coconut rolls but of course using currants instead of coconut. I will admit that I am not a fan of currants but Trinis love their currants rolls so I wanted to share my recipe for these. YIELD: 14-15 (can vary depending on how the logs are cut when finished) INGREDIENTS:…

SPONGE CAKE

My absolute favorite type of cake is SPONGE CAKE! Especially when it is now out of the oven! This cake has many variations but here is my simple sponge cake recipe. You will notice that I am using condensed milk in this recipe! The extra sweetness from it just adds extra ‘yumminess’ to the cake…

TRINI FRUIT CAKE (NO ALCOHOL)

Fruit cake is one of the main desserts that is popular during the Christmas season in Trinidad. There are many different ways in which fruit cake can be made. Most times, alcohol is added and browning as well to create a black cake or black fruit cake. In this recipe however I’ll be using grape…

CASSAVA PONE (CASSAVA/YUCA CAKE)

Pone is a classic Trinidad dessert that consists mainly of cassava. There’s also grated coconut and spices in it. It’s one of my favorites but it’s one of those food items that can vary immensely based on a person’s likes/dislikes and sweetness level. For example, some people love and must have pumpkin in it while…

FLOUR PARSAD & CREAM OF WHEAT PARSAD

Parsad is one of the MUST HAVE Indian sweets around Divali time! I would say it’s maybe my favorite amongst the others that you typical get during this time. There are different versions of this delightful sweet. There’s flour parsad, cream of wheat parsad and even a combo of flour and cream of wheat! Here’s…

PEERA

With Divali right around the corner, I thought i’d share these recipes for some popular Indian sweets. Today it’s all about peera. INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cup rice flour 1/2 cup powdered milk 1 tsp ground elychee Water for kneading 1/4 cup condensed milk Vegetable oil for frying For sugar mixture: 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2…

LADOO

Divali is right about the corner here in Trinidad and around this time of year, apart from the religious aspect, the focus shifts to the excitement of receiving Indian sweets and food in abundance. Ladoo is one such sweet that many people look forward to. This delicacy is usually shaped in balls and is a…

SWEET RICE

Sweet Rice! What can I say about this dish apart from that it is AMAZING! It’s an Indian sweet that is popular during Divali and Eid. It’s white rice that’s simmered in evaporated milk and condensed milk. YIELD: 6-7  servings (more or less depending on your serving size) INGREDIENTS: 1 cup jasmine rice or white…

COCONUT BARFI

Eid is quickly approaching again! Sweets are MUST haves around Eid time. Coconut barfi is very similar to regular barfi but with coconut added to it. YIELD: 10-12 INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cups powdered milk 1/2 cup desiccated coconut 1/4 cup Nestle Cream (blue tin…not to be confused with condensed milk) 1/4 tsp elychee 1/2 tsp JGM…

NO BAKE MINI CHEESECAKES

These no bake cheesecakes are some of the easiest types of desserts to make! YIELD: 8-  10 (can be more or less depending on how much filling and crust you like) INGREDIENTS: 8 oz cream cheese 1 tbsp sour cream 1 tsp vanilla essence 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 cup whipping cream 2 pk digestive…