Jamaican Tie-a-leaf or Blue DrawersFrom busmamawilliams 8 years ago
- 1 pound cornmeal shopping list
- 2 ounces white flour shopping list
- 1/2 pound sugar shopping list
- 1/2 cup grated coconut shopping list
- 1 teasp. cinnamon powder shopping list
- 1 teasp. pumpin pie spice powder shopping list
- 1 teasp. salt shopping list
- 1 Tablesp. molasses shopping list
- 2 teasps. vanilla shopping list
- 2 and 1/2 cups coconut milk shopping list
- 1 pkg. frozen, green banana leaves or approx. 6 large corn husks (soaked in hot water until pliable) or approx. 6 pieces of aluminum foil about 10 inches square shopping list
How to make it
- Blend all dry ingredients & the grated coconut thoroughly. Mix together the coconut milk, vanilla & molasses; then add to dry ingredients, stirring briskly.
- Place 1/2 cup of this mixture in center of banana leaf ( whatever wrapper you're using) & fold each side of wrapper to the center; overlapping so package will be waterproof; package should be a 6-inch square when wrapped. Tie twine around bundle in one direction & then tie another piece around in other direction (like a gift box). Repeat until all the batter is used up & you have 6 to 8 little packages.Boil these packages in very gently simmering water ( just enough water to cover) for about 40 minutes, or until filling feels firm to the touch.
The Cookbusmamawilliams Clifton, NJ
The Rating2 people
Wow! I love the spice mix - the recipe is similar to tamale, but the coconut, molasses and the spice brings it all up a few good steps! Very interesting recipe. I have to try it!elgab89 in Toronto loved it
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