breads

Trinidad Sugar Buns/Hot Cross Buns (recipe)

Trinidad Sugar Buns/Hot Cross Buns (recipe)

Today is Corpus Christi in Trinidad and Tobago, a public holiday. According to Gov.TT: Corpus Christi is a long-standing tradition in our islands, going back to our pre-British occupation by the Catholic Spaniards. Though mainly observed by Roman Catholics, it is a designated public holiday. […]

Coconut Bake (recipe)

Coconut Bake (recipe)

Here in Trinidad the term bake is applied to any bread which is not leavened with yeast. It also usually involves cutting fat into flour in the early stages. People often ask me how I get my bakes to be so soft, well after much […]

Danish Kringle (recipe)

Danish Kringle (recipe)

I originally made this recipe for a 2007 edition of “Weekend Breakfast Blogging: Ethnic Dishes With A Twist”. Since then it has generated quite a bit of traffic, especially from Chowhound, something that -really- makes me smile 🙂 In the original challenge the host wanted […]

Ciabatta Bread (recipe)

Ciabatta Bread (recipe)

This recipe for Ciabatta Bread creates a very light loaf, soft and chewy on the inside with a thin crunchy rustic crust. I originally made it for my mom’s birthday in 2006, before she developed a gluten allergy and it was a huge hit. Since […]

Trinidadian Roti – An Overview

Trinidadian Roti – An Overview

This post was originally published December 13, 2006. It has been updated once since then Roti. Four little letters that have the power to put any Trini into a smile-infused stupor 🙂 Along with pelau I consider it one of Trinidad’s national dishes. East Indian […]

Trini Bakery Goodies – The Photos

Trini Bakery Goodies – The Photos

Coconut Rock Buns (link to recipe below) Over the last few weeks on Twitter, myself and various other Caribbean cooks (who suitably enough converse under the #caribbeancooks hashtag) have been sharing and reminiscing over various food-related childhood memories. Chennette, who is my dearest and oldest […]

Frustration: A Baking Haiku

Frustration: A Baking Haiku

My first attempt sits Trinidad Butter Loaf, sigh How do you make yours?

West Indian Bread Recipes

West Indian Bread Recipes

Through the years I have assembled more than a few West Indian bread recipes and have decided it is high time to compile them into their own post! Please note that I am more than aware that the current listing is far from exhaustive. As […]

Wholewheat Bake (recipe)

Wholewheat Bake (recipe)

This post was originally published on October 13, 2006. It has been updated once since then. Bake is a popular breakfast bread here in Trinidad. Hearty by nature, its heavy crumb it keeps you feeling satisfied for hours. Especially when taken with a savory topping. […]

Daring Cooks: Gluten-Free Indian Dosas (recipe)

Daring Cooks: Gluten-Free Indian Dosas (recipe)

Finally! I have completed (and posted) a Daring Cooks Challenge on time! I have been cooking along with this most recent adjunct to the Daring Bakers community but have always ended up missing the deadlines for one reason or another. No more! This time around […]