How to make Trinidad Paime

Classic Bakes Editorial Team
Published Date
Average: 4.9 (33 votes)
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
60 mins
Recipe Type
36 paime (pieces)
Trinidad Paime Payme

Trinidad and Tobago Paime (pronounced Payme) is sweet dessert pie steamed in rolled up banana leaf. Locally grown cornmeal, coconut and pumpkin mixed with flavorful spices. Though popular around Christmas, Trinidad Paime (Payme) will add variety to your table for your guests all year round.

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Instructions 0%
  1. Wash banana leaves thoroughly and dry.
  2. Oil banana leaves on both sides and scold over light flame until pliable.
  3. Cut banana leaves in 10'' squares.
  4. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  5. Weigh 5 oz and spoon on banana leaf.
  6. Spread to a rectangle 2" x 4" and fold in leaf on all four sides.
  7. Cross tie with a string.
  8. Cook in boiling water for approximately 25-30 minutes.
  9. Test for finish. If not continue cooking to desired consistency.
  10. Remove cooked paime and drain water.
  11. Sever string. Can be served warm or cold.

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