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   Saturday, September 19, 2020 

Trinidad and Tobago Flag Bajan Sweet Bread (Barbados)

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Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour (bake)
Country: Trinidad and Tobago


Tbsp. shortening for greasing pan
    175  grams brown sugar
    50  grams shortening
    250  grams counter flour
      pinch of salt
    225  grams grated coconut
    50  grams raisins
    50  grams cherries
    1  Tbsp. grated nutmeg
    1  Tbsp. almond essence
    300  millilitres GRACE EVAPORATED MILK
    50  millilitres water
    2  Tbsps. sugar


1. Lightly grease 28 cm x 11.5. loaf tins using shortening.
2. Heat oven to 180C (350F).
3. Cream sugar, shortening and margarine together in a bowl.
4. Add flour, salt, grated coconut, cut raisins and cherries, add nutmeg and mix well.
5. Add almond essence, Grace Evaporated Milk and enough water so that when mixed, a firm dough is formed.
6. Divide the dough into two and fill loaf tins.
7. Using a knife, cut a diagonal criss-cross pattern on the top of each loaf and sprinkle sugar over the top. (Sugar water may be brushed on instead of crystals).
8. Bake in the center of the oven for about 1 hour until a skewer inserted into the center of the loaves comes out clean.
9. Leave to cool in the tins, then turn out and serve sliced.

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Bajan Christmas Cake, 12/21/2006
Reviewer: Jassy from Chattanooga TN (3014)

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