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Friday, January 27, 2006


2 lb Sweet Potato (grated)
¼ lb. Yellow Yam (grated)
½ cup Flour
1 tsp. Baking Powder
¼ cup Raisins
¼ tsp. Nutmeg (grated)
½ lb. Brown Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Flavoring
4 cups Coconut milk
½ tsp. Salt
1½ oz. Butter
Note: This sweet potato pudding is totally different from sweet potato pie. The kind of sweet potato we use to make this pudding is called Boniato by some people. If you use the orange colored sweet potato, which is called yams, the pudding may not turn out the way it should.
Mix in flour, baking powder, potato, yam, and raisins together. Now warm the coconut milk, and add the butter, brown sugar, vanilla flavoring, and grated nutmeg to it. Stir the mixture with a wooden spoon until sugar is dissolved. Combine potato and coconut milk mixture, stir until smooth.
Grease baking pan with butter, and pour into pan. Let the mixture sit for about 20 minutes. You need to Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheight. Bake for about an hour then remove the pudding.
Stick a dining knife in to the middle of the pudding and pull the knife out fast. If the knife has any of the pudding mixture on it, put it back in the oven and let bake for another 40 minutes. Check the pudding again with the knife. If the pudding is not ready, bake for another 10 minutes, it will be ready then.
Let the pudding cool overnight. You can serve it with breakfast, lunch, or as a snack.
You could also spice up this pudding by adding a small amount of wine to the ingredients, if you so desire.
Here is an all time favorite Jamaican Snack called "bun" from a good friend of mine.
Buns are usually eaten with cheddar cheese especially at Easter.Although buns are commonplace in Jamaica, the Easter Bun is usually made with more ingredients, since its a once a year Jamaican Snack.


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