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Jamaican Style Sweet Potato Casserole

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Jamaican Style Sweet PotatoIngredients:

  • 1 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 1/3 cups Carnation evaporated milk
  • 2 Tablespoon margarine
  • 3 Tablespoon Jamaican All Purpose Seasoning  (Caribbean Sunshine Jamaican All Purpose Seasoning – 11 oz or Grace All Purpose Seasoning – 4 Oz )
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Boil the sweet potatoes in a medium sauce pan until tender.
  3. Drain and mash while still hot.
  4. Add evaporated milk, margarine, and All Purpose Seasoning.
  5. Mix well. Pour into a butter casserole.
  6. Sprinkle the top with cheese.
  7. Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serves 6.

Bread Pudding – Jamaican Style

Bread puddingIngredients:

  • 1 lb day-old white bread (preferable hard dough bread)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 5 eggs (beaten well)

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 9-inch square baking dish with butter.
  3. Line the baking dish with wax paper.
  4. Remove the crust from the bread.
  5. Break up the bread into small portions.
  6. Combine the bread, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, rum, raisins, and melted butter in a mixing bowl.
  7. Pour into the baking dish.
  8. Mix the condensed milk, eggs, and whole milk.
  9. Pour this over the bread mixture in the baking dish.
  10. Place the oven
  11. Bake for 1¼ hours. You can test if it is baked by inserting a small knife in the middle until it comes out clean.
  12. Best served with Ice cream or whipped cream.
  13. Serves 6 to 8.

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