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How to Make Black Pudding

About a year ago I posted “Black Pudding and Hops”; a little post that was well received by my visitors. For some time I wasn’t aware of the impact it had on my readers until I got a flood of comments. Since then I was asked countless times to post an actual recipe for our [...]

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Quick Mix Sponge Cake

I have for you busy readers and cooks, a quick and easy cake recipe for this hectic Christmas season. It will help you save time to spend with the family and relieve yourself of all the stress of getting the long “to do” list done.  I am talking about a quick mix sponge cake recipe.  [...]

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Sugarless Cake

Sugarless Cake

I have for you an extremely moist sugarless cake, with the uncanny resemblance to our popular black Christmas cake.  The main difference is that there is no alcohol in this cake.  As a matter of fact, this cake is a perfect substitute for the black Christmas Cake.  This cake is also the second cake for [...]

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Christmas Cake

There is always a Christmas cake on the table during the Christmas season, especially a fruit cake.  In Trinidad the traditional black cake is usually crumbly-moist or sticky-wet and black; its moisture resulting from the excessive use of alcohol.   Some people also like icing on their black cake, thus making the cake decadent.  But [...]

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Turkey Stuffing

Are you ready to stuff your turkey with this turkey stuffing?  First, put aside all that plain bread crumbs because this stuffing recipe calls for cornbread.  Now, if you don’t know how to make cornbread I have a wonderful cornbread recipe on the site.  This cornmeal stuffing is flavorful and colourful as well.  It is [...]

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Cassava Pastelle

I absolutely love pastelles, so I am always willing to show its many variations, like this one called Cassava Pastelle.  When I see them I feel like I am celebrating Christmas regardless of the time of the year.  So far, I’ve made pastelles and shown you some variations in the years gone by, so I [...]

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Christmas Rice

Christmas Rice is a remarkable dish, but what makes a dish special? Is it some special ingredient that complements all others and pushes flavour to the edge? Or is it some special technique? To me, it’s simply the human element that makes the difference. Nothing special, just the “you” ingredient in a recipe.That’s the hidden [...]

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Video Recipe – Cornmeal Pastelle

With the Christmas season upon us, I saw it fitting to do another video of one of the most popular dishes served around Christmas time, Cornmeal Pastelle. It is most like a pie that is steamed. The simple corn dough is filled with meat or vegetables and is best cooked by steaming the pastelles over [...]

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Eggless Cake

Here is a recipe that almost everyone can definitely enjoy, Eggless Cake.   Why did I say that?  Allergies limit us from so many things: a walk in the park, having pets, certain foods etc., that it can sometimes make some people seem almost antisocial for fear of their allergies “acting up”. For children who are [...]

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Orange Bread

What goes good with homemade orange bread?  A good bread recipe has been overlooked for some time I must confess, but for this festive Christmas season I have to say, “No more!”. Finally, a homemade bread recipe post just in time for the season! ‘Til this day I don’t know how I forgot to post [...]

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