Asking our readers for new recipes

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Asking our readers for new recipes

Post by admin » Tue Jul 05, 2005 1:38 am

We need more recipes. Would you consider contributing one? (perhaps your favorite Haitian dish?)

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Post by Carline » Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:35 am

I got back from Haiti a few days ago and have purchased every single recipe book I could find lol so I'll definitely post a few of my favorites (which I've been trying out)


Post by Yanique_ » Wed Jan 11, 2006 4:12 pm

HAITIAN CAKE by Yanique P. Morency - Kreyol Kitchen

2 sticks of butter

2 cups of flour

1 cup of sugar

¾ cup milk (boiled a cup of milk with several sticks of cinnamon and let reduce to ¾ cup), and let cool, and discard the cinnamon sticks

5 eggs, at room temperature

1-teaspoon baking powder

Pinch of salt

1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease two 8 1/2 in round pan.

In an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar. Mix until the mixture is light, fluffy and smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each egg.

In a mixing bowl, combine the remaining 2 cups of flour, baking powder and salt. With the machine running, add 1/4 cup of the flour mixture at a time, gradually add milk. Mix well. Pour the filling into the prepared pan.

Bake for about 50 minutes, or until the center is firm.

Remove fro
m the oven and cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes.

Use any flavor icing.
It's very similar to a pound cake the only difference is there tons of flavor in it. I sometimes add a little zest of lime to the eggs.

A true Haitian cake is done by hand not with an electric mixture. The first time I made one by hand the outcome was unbelievable it was light and fluffy. The trick is to beat the butter and sugar with a wooden spoon, and keep beating until you can no longer feel any sugar granules.

It's a labor of love.



Post by T-dodo » Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:55 am


Do you have any recipes for dinner? If one is receiving non-haitians for dinner at home, what are some of your best recommendations that would have a haitian flavor to it?


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