Friendship Cookies (recipe)

Friendship Cookies (recipe)

There are three things that are always in stock in my mom’s pantry, onions, garlic and ginger. We use ginger in so many dishes it’s not funny! I suspect it’s a holdover from the Chinese part of her heritage πŸ˜› Most recently I used ginger…

Top 5 Desserts on TriniGourmet.com

Top 5 Desserts on TriniGourmet.com

1. Upside Down Chocolate Pudding – recipe This is a great recipe for anyone entertaining on short notice (or on a budget), as well as for those who consider themselves baking challenged. The recipe was a cinch to put together and seems to be practically…

Banana Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce (recipe)

Banana Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce (recipe)

I made this several months ago and it was the first time I had made a bread pudding that included fresh fruit πŸ™‚ It was extremely rich and decadent (that’s code for feel the pounds slide on). Definitely worth preparing when having company over. The…

Lag B’Omer – Picnics are Fun!

Lag B’Omer – Picnics are Fun!

One thing that many people (both Jewish and non-Jewish) don’t know is how many holidays and festivals there are in the Jewish calendar. Although the best known celebration is Hannukah (because of the proximity it shares at times to Christmas), Hannukah is actually a relatively…

TriniGourmet’s 3 Cake Recipe Discoveries for May 2007!

1. Hostess Wedding Cakes Huh? Wha? Apparently brides in search of non-traditional cakes are turning increasingly to cakes made of iced and stacked versions of twinkies and hostess cupcakes. YumSugar provides various visual examples of this growing trend, which I gotta tell ya is -not-…

Steamed Cho-Cho (Christophene Pudding) (recipe/video)

Steamed Cho-Cho (Christophene Pudding) (recipe/video)

    This recipe comes from the GraceFoods.com website and is my contribution this week to Weekend Herb Blogging (hosted this time around by What Did You Eat?)

BBM 2.0 – Bovetti Savory Artisan Chocolate

BBM 2.0 – Bovetti Savory Artisan Chocolate

Bovetti Artisan Chocolate! I had never known about this company (surprise surprise) so I went online and found Bovetti.com You know you are dealing with a French website when you click on “English” and the language is still French πŸ˜† Fortunately some of my CXC…

BBM 2.0 – Dolfin Dark Chocolate with Cinnamon from Ceylan

BBM 2.0 – Dolfin Dark Chocolate with Cinnamon from Ceylan

This chocolate bar was as divine to unwrap as it was to consume. It came in a plastic sealed package that reminded me of my father’s old school tobacco pouches πŸ™‚ I am a huge lover of dark chocolates, so I was in 7th heaven…

Sugar High Friday #27: Chocolate By Brand

So the roundup for Sugar High Friday #27: Chocolate by Brand is here! πŸ™‚ This time it was hosted by the very smiley David Lebovitz, author of Room For Dessert : 110 Recipes for Cakes, Custards, Souffles, Tarts, Pies, Cobblers, Sorbets, Sherbets, Ice Creams, Cookies,…

Trinidad Barfi (recipe)

Trinidad Barfi (recipe)

    Barfi is one of those traditional Indo-Trinidadian sweets that one consumes when attending many a Hindu or Moslem celebration. I have seen it referred to (on websites) as an East Indian fudge or Indian cheesecake. Maybe these descriptions accurately capture the East Indian…

Ole Year Offerings (2006): Trinidad Goolab Jamoon and Sarina’s Passionate Mint Tea

So far I have only shared savory dishes for New Year’s so I thought it was time to mix it up with something sweet! Especially since the theme of this month’s Sugar High Friday was Sugar Art! Goolab jamoon is a sweet finger food that…

Rumprint Cookies

Rumprint Cookies

I made these cookies for my mother’s birthday several weeks back. They are a first place winning recipe from the 1994 Chicago Tribune Annual Food Guide Holiday Cookie Contest. Made with really trashy rum they really packed a punch. Since there are not many ingredients…

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…

Coconut Sugar Cake

Coconut Sugar Cake

Coconut sugar cakes are known to every school child in Trinidad and Tobago. These confections are one of several ‘tuck shop’ (cafeteria) staples and are also commonly available from corner stores and street vendors. Made from grated coconut they are traditionally cut into squares comprised…

Coconut Scented Rum Truffles

Coconut Scented Rum Truffles

Well Sugar High Friday #25 is up on me! I decided that I would try my hand at something that I’m calling Coconut Scented Rum Truffles (for now) πŸ˜‰ I decided to make the filling with bittersweet chocolate, coconut cream and rum. The coating is…

The History of the Pineapple Upside-Down Cake (with recipe)

The History of the Pineapple Upside-Down Cake (with recipe)

It seems hard to believe that the Pineapple Upside Down cake has not always been with us, however in reality canned pineapples were not available until 1903 when Jim Dole of the Hawaiian Pineapple Company (now Dole Pineapple) perfected a way to tin them. So…