Something Sweet for the Holidays!!!

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.

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Chiles Rellenos

Karen’s favorite dish from Guatemala is Chiles Rellenos. It’s made out of bell peppers stuffed with meat and vegetables covered in whipped egg whites and fried. The meat and vegetables are a good combination with the egg whites. “It takes you to another world,” she says. The eggs are like cotton candy which makes it great. Karen recommends this to everyone. “You’ve gotta try it. It’s delicious!!!”

Photo credits to http://www.ciaprochef.com

Here’s a link for the Chile Relleno recipe: http://www.chow.com/recipes/29565-chiles-rellenos

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Maja Blanca – Coconut Pudding

Miranda from the Philippines loves Maja Blanca. Also known as coconut pudding. Miranda says, ” The pudding texture is very sweet. The sweet corn overlaps the light flavor of the coconut.”   These are typically eaten during celebrations and holidays. For her it’s not. She eats Maja Blanca at either small get togethers or just to watch movies with her family.

There are different flavors such as purple yam pudding and pineapple maja blanca. Obviously it’s meant to be eaten with a spoon but, Miranda seems to love it with a fork. The Maja Blanca is made out of water, cornstarch, coconut milk, white sugar, fresh sweet corn kernels, and sweetened flaked coconut. Miranda says, “It’s very easy to make but if only I wasn’t lazy.”

‘”I would recommend this to everyone. It will be the best thing you ever ate!”

Credit to foodipino.com

Credit to foodipino.com