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Trini Pastelles

Trinidad Pastelle

In Cakes On December 31, 2011 6 Comments

Pastelles are another favourite at Christmas time. Originally thought to come from the original Spanish settlers or even the older Amerindians! Wherever they originated, they are sure to… Read More »

non-alcoholic trinidad black cake

Trinidad Black Cake with no alcohol

In Baking, Cakes On December 23, 2011 2 Comments

People seem to think that you cant enjoy Christmas without alcohol. Well for some folks Christmas is just as merry and in some cases merrier! Well we are… Read More »

Sorrel Drink

Recipe for Delicious Sorrel Drink

In Drinks On December 23, 2011 1 Comment

Christmas is not Christmas in Trinidad without some sorrel. It’s the first ‘soft’ thing a Trini asks for after touching down in Piarco at Christmas. Here is a… Read More »

Trini Ginger Beer

Trini Ginger Beer

In Drinks On December 22, 2011 0 Comments

Along with Sorrel, Ginger Beer is another traditional drink that you see around Christmas time. It is an acquired taste but once you do acquire the taste, you… Read More »

Christmas paime

Recipe Trinidad Paime

In Cakes On December 21, 2011 0 Comments

Paime, pronounced “pay-me”, is a local delicacy made of cornmeal, flour, raisins, coconut, sugar and other ingredients, wrapped in a banana (fig) leaf and put to steam until… Read More »