Jamaican Recipe of the day: Jamaican Banana Bread

Banana bread is a popular dessert in many parts of the world, but today we give you a recipe for a Jamaican styled Banana Bread that you will love ;). Check out the recipe below.

Ingredients:

Serving size: 6 people

  • 1/3 cup Margarine
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups cake and pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup milk or water (if desired)

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C/350°F.
  2. Cream Margarine and granulated sugar, add beaten egg and vanilla.
  3. Mash ripe bananas and add to the above mixture.
  4. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg, adding alternately with mashed banana mixture.
  5. Fold in raisins, the mixture should drop easily from a spoon.  If not, add a little water or milk until consistency is reached.
  6. Scrape mixture into a greased loaf pan and bake until golden brown, and a skewer inserted, comes out clean.

JamaFo Jamaican Food

Banana Bread is a popular dessert in many parts of the world, but today we give you a recipe for a Jamaican styled Banana Bread that you will love ;). Check out the recipe below.

Ingredients

For 6 people ()

  • 1/3 cup Margarine
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups cake and pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup milk or water (if desired)

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C/350°F.
  2. Cream Margarine and granulated sugar, add beaten egg and vanilla.
  3. Mash ripe bananas and add to the above mixture.
  4. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg, adding alternately with mashed banana mixture.
  5. Fold in raisins, mixture should drop easily from a spoon.  If not, add a little water or milk until consistency is reached.
  6. Scrape mixture into a greased loaf pan and bake until golden brown, and a skewer inserted, comes out clean.

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Jamaican Black-Forest-Cake

Jamaican Recipe of the Day: Succulent Jamaican Black Forest Cake

Here is the recipe for one of Jamaica’s favorite and most delectable cakes, The Jamaican Black Forest Cake. This dessert will surely have you licking all ten fingers and asking for a second, third or fourth serving. Enjoy learning how to bake your own Jamaican Black Forest Cake. Jamaican Recipe of the Day: Succulent Jamaican … Continue reading Jamaican Recipe of the Day: Succulent Jamaican Black Forest Cake

Jamaican Recipe of the Day: Banana Fritters

How to make Jamaican Banana Fritters like we do in Jamaica

Jamaican Banana Fritters
Prep Time: 7 mins
Cook Time: 12-18 minutes
Makes 9 fritters

 

Ingredients

* 2 very ripe bananas
* ½ cup of flour, sifted
* ½ tbsp vanilla
* ½ tsp baking powder
* 1 egg, beaten
* 1.5 tbsp sugar
* 2 pinches salt
* ½ tsp cinnamon
* ¼ cup milk
* Sprinkle of nutmeg (optional)
 

How to make it:

  1. Crush bananas and combine with all the ingredients except flour and baking powder.
  2. Sift flour and baking powder into the mixture and mix evenly.
  3. Spoon mixture into greased pan over medium heat and cook on each side for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar (1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp sugar)
TIP: Serve at room temperature. Great snack! Live, Love, Eat!

The Yummy Truth

At Miss Universe one of the questions for our online videos was, if you were a food what would it be? I answered that I would be a banana because it is versatile, in Jamaica we eat it green and we also eat it ripe; I believe, like the banana, I have something for everyone. People probably doubted my belief in the versatility of the banana. Now whilst I was impressed with my on the spot answer, I really love the flexibility of this fruit. In addition to it being long, firm, curved and full of energy – get  your mind out of the gutter! Lol – you can do something with it in all its stages.

Although you can boil green banana to go with your main meals, use a ripe but firm banana in your smoothies or add them to your cereal, I am going to focus on the…

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Why Vegetable Oil is KILLING You – Part 2

Reason #2 Vegetable oils contain oxidized "mutated fats" that are worse than trans fat & CAUSE heart attacks All vegetable oils contain oxidized fats due to the refining process and chemical reactions with the polyunsaturated fat content of vegetable oils.  Expert Nutrition author, Catherine Shanahan, MD, calls the fats in vegetable oils "MegaTrans" because they are … Continue reading Why Vegetable Oil is KILLING You – Part 2

Jamaican Poetry – Hibiscus Memory

I see the sun
Glowing brighter than a 50 watt bulb
And I am tempted outside;

Denise N. Fyffe

Jamaican Poetry off the Cuff #1 - Hibiscus Memory

Hibiscus Memory

I see the sun
Glowing brighter than a 50 watt bulb
And I am tempted outside;
I step on the grass carpet
And it feels like heaven under my toes;
My limbs flex
My arms stretch
My eyes turn to heaven
And I bid the Father hi;
In two steps
I bend at the waist
And dip my nose
To the bouquet of hibiscus
Unfurling in her pose;
Her scent is light
Her petals frail
She trembles at my touch;
The noon day sun peeks over my shoulder
Eager to touch her petals;
With my eyes close
I stash the memory of life’s simplicity
Into the drawer of my cranium for posterity;
In another day
She will bow and pray
And off to her maker she will go.

By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2015, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe

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