Dous Kokoye (coconut flavored sweets)

My grandmother used to prepare this dessert once in a while. Maybe x2 a year. It was never more.  And whenever she did, she made sure there was plenty for family and friends. It was so sumptuous!!!! I’m not sure if this is exactly the recipe she used but it comes close to it. DousContinue reading “Dous Kokoye (coconut flavored sweets)”

Tablet pistache (Peanut pralines)

  I remember sitting in the backseat of the car next to my little sister, every Sunday mornings after church (well, every other Sunday mornings), heading to the beach. My father and mother in the front , all 4 of us jamming to some good troubadour music. I cherish these memories like no other. ThoseContinue reading “Tablet pistache (Peanut pralines)”

Pain patate (Baked sweet potato pudding)

Mom! That’s how all the nurses and doctors at the hospital were calling me after my delivery. Such a powerful word. Yet, I feel that with that word, the words ” tired, multitasking, doctor, cook, nanny” and more should tag along. I’ve always taken showering and sleeping for granted and now they’re my little dailyContinue reading “Pain patate (Baked sweet potato pudding)”

Blé (Wheat)

Ingredients: 1/2 cup of red beans 1 cup of Bulgar Wheat 1/4 of onion 1/4 of tomato one leek crushed with a mortar and pestle salt,black pepper, thyme and parsley garlic 1 tbsp of oil I’ve taken the liberty of adding a hint of honey ( I just can’t get enough of it) Directions: FillContinue reading “Blé (Wheat)”

Konparèt

Konparet is known as the bread of  Jeremie, Grande-Anse, Haiti It’s a specialty of the region. And every time I would eat it, I’d always think to myself : ” This tastes like cake but it feels like bread “. This bread-cake would be the size of a burger bun and quite frankly I have yetContinue reading “Konparèt”

Cremas

What is cremas (Kremas) ? It’s a sweet and creamy alcoholic beverage which main ingredients are coconut cream and rum 🙂 This beverage is usually served on holidays or special occasions. At first I used to think that  the name ” Cremas” derived from describing  the creamy texture of the drink. Well, I still believeContinue reading “Cremas”