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50 sweet treats for 50 years

Published:Thursday | April 5, 2012 | 12:00 AM

We continue to bring you recipes for 50 of Jamaica's most delicious sweet treats. We have already published recipes for plantain tarts, grater cake, drops and more. Do you have a favourite sweet delight that is indigenous to Jamaica? Share your recipe with us and win a prize. Also, send us your recipes using two Eve products in a creative way and win a huge basket of groceries.

This week, we feature Jamaican Sweet Potato Pudding - from Sugar and Spice & Everything Irie - Veda Nugent and Marrett Green


2lb sweet potatoes (4 to 5 potatoes)

21/2 cups coconut milk

2 cups all purpose flour

11/2 cups brown sugar

1 cup raisins or currants

1/4 cup butter, melted

2tsp vanilla

1tsp salt

1tsp ground nutmeg

1/2tsp ground cinnamon


1. Preheat the oven to 300°F. Grease a nine-inch square baking dish.

2. Peel and grate the sweet potatoes. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, coconut milk, flour, sugar, raisins, butter, vanilla, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. Mix well. 3. Pour the mixture into the baking dish and bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed and the top of the pone is golden brown.

Cool before serving. This is great with rum sauce.