On Line Cookbook


Recipe Information
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!