Banana Bread (recipe)

Banana Bread (recipe)

So I’m down to the wire, poised like a racehorse at the starting gate, determined to meet the deadline of this month’s Bread Baking Day. So what if I waited til the last possible moment, it still counts right? 🙂 This month the theme is 

Fried Breadfruit and Buljol

Fried Breadfruit and Buljol Yet another earthy rootsy breakfast fave. The creamy coolness of the fried breadfruit chips gives a solidity and neutral canvas for the spicy heat of the shredded saltfish and scotch bonnet peppers. So yum!

Herbed Square Bread (recipe)

Herbed Square Bread (recipe)

When I saw that Zorra at Kochtopf had decided to start a monthly bread challenge I knew I had to take part. I love to make bread and I don’t make as many varieties as I would like 🙂 This would be an opportunity to 

Cinnamon-Apple Streusel Muffins (recipe)

Cinnamon-Apple Streusel Muffins (recipe)

Hearty, dense, earthy, wholesome. These are the words that I traditionally associate with muffins, thanks to years of my mom’s bran-carrot-raisin concoctions. As good and nutritious as those are they are also the polar opposite of everything that this recipe was. Yet another slam-dunk from 

Scottish Oatcakes (recipe)

Scottish Oatcakes (recipe)

When I first read about Beck ‘n Posh’s British food challenge (titled Fish n Quips) I was immediately filled with curiousity, excitement and fear. You see, and I hope I don’t offend too many, most of my memories of eating in England are far from 

Trinidad Doubles (recipe)

Trinidad Doubles (recipe)

As I’ve written in the past, Trinidad doubles is the ultimate local street food. It’s cheap. Usually hot/warm. Hearty. Filling. And, as an extra bonus for non-meat eaters, it’s completely vegan! Originating and evolving from the Indian street food chole bathura, Doubles is often cited 

Baking Powder Biscuits (recipe)

Baking Powder Biscuits (recipe)

There is something about Sundays. The pace of life is slower, the roads are empty, the neighbourhood is quieter, and the sunshine seems slightly brighter. Sundays lend themselves to leisurely baking like no other day of the week. That’s why last Sunday I decided to 

Carambola Bread (recipe)

Carambola Bread (recipe)

Two weeks ago I bought a bunch of starfruit (carambola) with the crazy idea of using it to make a cheesecake topping. Unfortunately the cheesecake never materialized and I was stuck with these silly green things in my vegetable drawer. Rather than let them go 

Trinidad Buljol (recipe)

Trinidad Buljol (recipe)

Salted codfish, tomatoes and the hottest peppers known to man. Probably not the most scintillating combination on paper, but believe me one taste and you -will- be hooked! Buljol is without a doubt one of my favorite breakfast foods. I love the way that the 

Trinidad Hops Bread (recipe)

Trinidad Hops Bread (recipe)

Oh sweet sweet blogosphere. Does my devotion have no end!? It’s the middle of the night and I have a sudden hankering for Hops! Now what is hops? I am sure for most of you you are thinking about some kind of grain and the 

My Top 3 Caribbean Baking Recipes for November :)

My Top 3 Caribbean Baking Recipes for November :)

Chalk it up to my high functioning autism, or my devotion to High Fidelity, but I just LOVE making ‘best of’ and ‘top’ lists. That’s why I’ll be presenting them from time to time here. This time around I’m making a list of my Fave 

Rosemary Polenta Pound Cake (San Francisco Chronicle’s Top Recipe of 1991)

Rosemary Polenta Pound Cake (San Francisco Chronicle’s Top Recipe of 1991)

The following recipe for Rosemary Polenta Pound Cake creates a finished product, delicately scented with fresh rosemary, with a perfect savory-sweet balance and lovely texture.

Perfect Popovers (San Francisco Chronicles’ Top Recipe of 1993)

Perfect Popovers (San Francisco Chronicles’ Top Recipe of 1993)

The following high-rise popover recipe makes the perfect Sunday breakfast dish. Serve them hot from the oven with unsalted butter and strawberry jam. It was created by Flo Braker, who began writing The Baker column for The Chronicle in 1989. She is the author of: