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- Tradional cookie from Barbados made usually on Guy Fakes Day, November 5th.
- S. Chokel
- 2 cups (475 ml) fresh corn flour
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) flour
- 3/4 lb (.3 kg). pumpkin
- 6 oz (168 grm). shortening
- 1/2 lb (.2 kg). sweet potato
- 3 cups (700 ml) grated coconut (1 large fresh one)
- 1 tsp (5 ml) salt
- 4 oz (112 grm). raisins (optional)
- 3/4 lb (.3 kg). brown sugar
- 1 cup (225 ml) whole milk
- 1 tsp (5 ml) powdered allspice
- 1 tsp (5 ml) grated nutmeg
- 1 tsp (5 ml) almond extract
- several plaintain leaves to steam the cookies.
- Grate coconut, pumpkin and sweet potato.
- Mix in sugar, liquids and spices.
- Add raisins and flour last and combine well.
- Melt shortening before adding with milk and the mixture.
- Fold a few tbsp of the mixture in steamed plaintain leaves cut in squares about 8 inches wide.
- Steam conkies on a rack over boiling water in a large pot or in a steamer until they are firm and cooked.
- This is a recipe I haven't had the pleasure to try, however my friend said these are really a favorite of her family, and they lived in the Carribean for about 7 years.
As far as how many they make.. gosh, your guess is as good as mine.. but the recipe looks like it might make quite a few!
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