I’m responding to a request made by Sebastian Elk a blogger on WordPress. This blogger wanted me to do a blog on myself so I decided why not. Since we have holidays coming up this season I thought that you guys should try my favorite dessert and snack sweetbread from my country Trinidad and Tobago or mainly the Caribbean. It is the best treat for the holidays.
Sweetbread is very delicious, tasty, and not too ridiculously sweet. The proportion between sweet and not too sweet is perfect. If you know what I mean. Sweetbread consists of sugar, baking powder, either water or milk, vanilla essence, mixed peel, raisins, egg, flour, margarine, grated coconut, Angostura Bitters, cherries, and currants. The way that all of these ingredients come together and blend is amazing. You don’t just taste raisins in one part of the bread and coconut in another part.
The best part is watching it all come together. It’s as if your baking a regular bread but with ingredients other than water, flour, and egg. After all the ingredients are in the dough and baked you get the final product of sweetbread. It’s moist and soft around the bread. Inside of the bread you can feel the soft, warm, and squishy raisins and currants. There is a hint of the coconut shavings but it’s difficult to distinct all the other ingredients because they are blended so well together. The best way to top off this wonderful sweetbread is sugar. You just sprinkle some sugar on top of it and let it cool then you can dig into the the most wonderful thing you’ll ever eat in your life!!!
For the recipe for sweetbread here’s a link: http://www.uncommoncaribbean.com/2011/12/19/taste-of-the-caribbean-tis-the-season-for-sweet-bread/
Photo Credits to http://www.uncommoncaribbean.com
PS – I advise you to take large pieces of the bread so you can have more before it’s done.