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Trinidad and Tobago Paime (pronounced Payme) is a sweet dessert pie that's rolled in a banana leaf and steamed to perfection. Locally grown cornmeal, coconut, and pumpkin are mixed with flavorful spices to make Trinidad Paime. Though it is popular around Christmas, Trinidad Paime (Payme) will add variety to your table for your guests all year round.
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36 paime (pieces)
- 2 pounds Fresh Banana Leaves
- 2 pounds Cornmeal
- 2 pounds Grated Pumpkin
- 6 cups Grated Coconut
- 4 cups Brown Sugar
- 2 teaspoons Salt
- 2 cups Raisins
- 350 grams Butter
- 2 cups Water
- 2 tablespoons Vanilla Essence
- Food String
Wash the banana leaves thoroughly and dry. Brush oil on the banana leaves on both sides and scold over a light flame in the stove until pliable.
Cut banana leaves into 10 inch squares.
Spread to a rectangle 2" x 4" and fold in leaf on all four sides.
Cross tie with a food string.
In a deep stock pot, add water and bring to a boil. Cook in boiling water for approximately 25-30 minutes.
Test if cooked. If not, continue cooking to desired consistency. Once cooked, remove cooked paime and drain water.
Sever string. It can be served warm or cold.
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