Jamaican Hardough Bread Recipe

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Jamaican hardough bread with its soft thick crust and dense chewy interior is the perfect vessel for your favorite sandwich fixings. Or with butter alongside a mug of steaming hot chocolate. But, don’t take my word for it. Give this super easy recipe a try and taste for yourself.  I think you will agree that …

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Sorrel- Rum Cake Recipe

Let’s forget for a minute that this sorrel- rum cake is the best cake I have ever baked. This decadently boozy treat was baked to celebrate my new mixer. Now don’t get me wrong. I’ve owned and burnt out plenty of mixers over the years. Hand mixers, stand mixers, no names, and brand names I’ve …

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Sorrel “Hibiscus sabdariffa” Drink Recipe

The sorrel drink recipe below is super easy to make. If you can boil water and stir a cup you will have no problem at all. In Jamaica, Trinidad and throughout the English speaking Caribbean sorrel is served religiously at Christmastime.  In recent years sorrel has shown up in tea bag form in many grocery …

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Cooking With Chef Sian: Savouring The Flavors Jamaica

To some a night out savoring the flavors of Jamaica at the prestigious James Beard House  in New York could be considered downright patriotic. Driving 300 miles round trip for dinner might seem a tad extreme to others.  For this Caribbean Chef/ Writer attending such a unique event at this American culinary institution seemed almost like a …

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Red Peas Soup Recipe

PLAYING FAVORITES If ever there was a favorite soup for Jamaicans, Red Peas would be the one. This thick rich hearty soup is traditionally made with lots of red kidney beans and salted pigtails. It is then finished with vegetables, dumplings and ground provisions. The standard Caribbean soup blend of yam, potatoes, dumplings, and other …

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