Yahneake Sterling, Staff Reporter
Busta is one of the most favoured Jamaican sweets made from coconut and brown sugar.
Many have tried their hands at making this sweet treat, but it is the lady from St. Thomas, Yvonne Chin, who seems to have mastered the art of making busta (stagga back).
"It is a simple process, but it is quite technical and you have to have a feel for it," Mrs. Chin explained.
Grated dried coconut
How to prepare your coconut:
Remove coconut from shell
Scrape the brown part off the back of the fruit.
Grater the coconut
Freeze it before use (optional)
Caramelise the sugar
Add the grated coconut
Cook for 20-25 minutes
Test for readiness and then add the ginger and salt. Blend
Pour contents on to grease paper on a flat surface.
Spread flat to the desired height.
Cool for about 10-20 minutes (it must not be too hot or too cold).
Slice with a very sharp knife, cutting the blend to the desired cube sizes.
Cool properly and the
delicious treat is ready for