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   Thursday, November 26, 2015 

Vote for your Country in the Battle of the Islands! Sweet Potato Pone



Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 1/4 hours
Serves: 12-14 slices


  • 4 Pounds (2 Kilograms) sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 1 Pound (450 Grams) yellow yam, peeled (optional)
  • 3 Packets grace coconut milk powder
  • 4 Cups (1 Litre) warm water
  • 2 Ounces (60 Grams) grace hello margarine
  • 3⁄4 Cup (180 Grams) raisins, soaked
  • 1⁄2 Cup (60 Grams) grace cornmeal
  • 1⁄2 Cup (60 Grams) flour
  • 1 Pound (450 Grams) dark sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 Millilitres) mixed spice
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 Millilitres) vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 Millilitres) nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 Millilitres) cinnamon powder
  • 1 Teaspoon (5 Millilitres) salt
  • 1 Cup (250 Millilitres) wine
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 Millilitres) rum


  1. Grate sweet potatoes and yam and set aside. Dissolve Grace Coconut Milk Powder in warm water; melt Grace Hello Margarine and soak the raisins.
  2. Combine grated sweet potatoes, yam, raisins, Grace Cornmeal, flour and dark sugar in a large pudding pan or a bowl.
  3. In another bowl, combine the Grace Coconut Milk, melted Grace Hello Margarine, mixed spice, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon powder, salt, wine and rum and mix well.
  4. Add the liquid ingredients to the grated potato mixture and stir well.
  5. Scrape the mixture in a greased dutch pot lined with banana leaf, pudding pan, or a baking tin and place over a three stone wood fire. Place a flat baking sheet with lit charcoals on top of the baking container.
  6. Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes.


Sweet Potato Pone may be baked in a pre-heated oven at 180C/350F for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

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