Trinidad Black Cake
his is my absolute favourite cake for the Christmas holidays. I would always look forward to this season just to get a piece of this cake. The longer the fruit sits in the alcohol the better is tastes, minimum 2 weeks, maximum 3 months. As for the cake, the longer it sits there better it tastes! But make sure you have it wrapped properly if you want to leave it sitting for a long time. Make at few days ahead of serving for good measure. Prep time is minimum time required for fruit to soak.
My Trini Style Boiled and Fried Cassava (Yucca)
This is a recipe I have grown up eating. It is like a staple in our country and while there must be many versions out there - this is my simple and tasty version. It is great eaten alone with some ketchup and hot sauce or served with rice, stewed chicken and a green salad for a complete meal.
Coconut Butter Cookies
I had a craving for coconut butter cookies and after looking at several recipes made my own because they all used shredded coconut which I did not want in these cookies. The end result produces a beautiful melt in your mouth texture with a slight hint of coconut flavor. For a more intense flavour of coconut I would recommend using coconut extract in addition to or in place of the vanilla.