There's nothing better than waking up to the smell of Granny's homemade bakes, it makes your heart smile. In Barbados, we eat these bakes or muffins mostly for breakfast, but you can eat them anytime of the day! These bakes can be eaten with cod fish, fishcakes, porridge, cheese or just plain butter!
Here's the recipe for good ol' fashioned Bajan homemade Bakes:
1 tbsp Baking Powder
1-2 tbsp Sugar
1 grated Nutmeg
A Pinch of Spice
A Pinch of Salt
1 tbsp Almond Essence
6-8 oz Water
1/2 cup of Corn or...
When in Barbados it is a must to try coconut water! Coconut vendors can be seen throughout the island of Barbados along roadsides with high piles of coconuts and water to quench your thirst as you go by. Its a very refreshing beverage especially in the tropical island of Barbados. How about Coconut water with Rum? Even more delicious! Here in Barbados, we produce the finest rum from 1703, making Mount Gay Rum the oldest existing brand of rum in the world for many years and it is loved by locals and tourist alike!
Here's how you do it! Combine Mount Gay dark rum and ...
Although traditionally Trinidadian, Pelau is in fact quite popular and eaten in many households across Barbados! Pelau is a one pot dish and is perfect for entertaining as you can make it days in advance and just warm when ready to eat; it actually becomes tastier with age. The dish can be cooked with any meat or meat combination and the entire meal is flavoured with burnt sugar. Pigeon peas, fresh coconut and fresh herbs are what make this dish extra special and bursting with real Caribbean flavour. Here is our recipe we would like to share with you! It may seem long and daunting for many...
Ohh the comfort that breadfruit brings. Its, hearty, creamy and oh so wholesome! Today we decided to feature a dish that is very popular among us bajans - breadfruit cou-cou. This dish uses breadfruit as opposed to cornmeal (in our traditional cou-cou) and due to this has a slighty different texture. Breadfruit Cou-Cou is particulary good with saucy meat dishes such as beef stew, chicken stew, creole salt fish, baked mahi mahi etc. Below is a recipe my grandmother used. It is simple but oh is it tasty.
During the holiday season in Barbados, nothing comes to mind more than ham, it is practically synonymous with the word Christmas. Once cooked right, there is nothing quite like eating a ham covered in honey mustard and clove right out the oven. The comfort it brings is without reason. Today we thought we would share a family recipe which has never (ever) failed us!
CHRISTMAS HAM RECIPE
7 KG Ham (skin on)1 Cup Water1/4 Cup Whole Cloves4 TBSP French Mustard1.5 TSP ground Clove6 OZ of Pureed Pineapple Chunks and Juice2 TBSP HoneySalt & Pepper to taste...
Remember a little while back we talked about the one and only conkie of Barbados? Today, we thought as part of our celebration of independence we would share with you the recipe so maybe, if you are daring enough that is, you could try making your own conkies. Take a look below!
2 cups corn flour1/2 cup flour3/4 lb finely grated pumpkin6 oz margarine/shortening melted3/4 lb sweet potato3 cups grated coconut1 egg1 tsp salt4 oz raisins3/4 lb brown sugar1 cup whole milk1 tsp spice1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg1 tsp almond essence*Banana, Plantain or Fig...
With halloween just around the corner we thought we would turn our bottoms up segment this month into a fun "spooky" themed one. Who would does not like Halloween - the dressing up, the candy and better yet the parties. If you are throwing a little Halloween shing-dig why not add a little 'tropical' to it with some Barbados rum and papaya! What is more Halloween than orange and black and what is more tropical than papaya or as we say in Barbados "paw paw". Take a look at the recipe below!
Its Wednesday and yes, we are thirsty already. We usually wait for the weekends, but this Wednesday we decided to cool ourselves down with some fresh pomegranate and of course ..rum. Perfectly balanced with sweet honey and slightly tart pomegranate, this tropical cocktail sums up our definition of divine; plus it is just as stunning on the eyes as it is on the tastebuds.
2 OZ dark rum2 TBSP honey1 cup Pomegranate juice1/8 cup brown sugar1 TBSP fresh lemon juice10-15 fresh mint leaves1 cup seltzer water2 TBSP pomegranate seeds
There is nothing quite like a good ol' bajan beef stew, oh the comfort it gives you; especially when coupled with some sweet potato pie, pickled cucumber and peas n' rice. Usually when bajans cook up a beef stew they rarely utilze a recipe, it just comes off the top of their head with seasoning being adjusted to taste. What we did when making this was we wrote what came off the top of our head and developed a recipe. Try it! it is quite devine (if we may say so ourselves).
Thirsty again? How about trying the classic cocktail, The Old Fashioned, with a little Caribbean twist? The Old Fashioned came about in the 1800s when many 'old-timers' were getting fretful with all the new “fancy” and "Frilly" cocktails being created. Instead, they would have to ask for a cocktail with their choice of spirit, 'old fashioned style.'Originally, The Old Fashioned cocktail was made with whiskey, sugar, water, and bitters.This time, we are going to add some Caribbean flare to it, and make it with Banks rum! Take a look at the recipe below,...
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