Trinidadian Corn Pie casserole is a creamy pie made with whole kernel corn, bell peppers, cheese, onions and cornmeal. It is the perfect comfort food! Typically it is a side dish as a part of a larger menu and for unknown reasons, it is usually eaten on Sundays in Trinidad and Tobago as well as in Barbados and other parts of the Caribbean.
A Carrot Cake made in Trinidad and Tobago is rich with flavour thanks to the spices and sugar. The best tip is to prepare and frost the cake 1 day in advance so the cream cheese frosting can be absorbed. The Carrot Cake tastes better with time. You can replace the walnuts with raisins if you are allergic to nuts. For a twist you can add 1 tablespoon of pineapple juice for added flavor. The end result is a rich and moist, not too mention delicious, carrot cake!
Trinidad Black Cake, also commonly referred to as Trinidad Fruit Cake, is a staple cake for the holiday season. However, in reality, the preparation for the ideal Trini Black Cake should be started months (even up to 1 year) in advance. This black cake (or fruit cake if you so wish), is a popular cake dessert which is soaked in white rum and cherry brandy and contains macerated dried fruits.
Trinidad homemade hops bread is a delight to eat and even to serve to your special guests. In Trinidad and Tobago, homemade buns (or bread) are commonly known as "hops". Trini Hops are the simplest way to produce bread quickly and can also be classified as dinner rolls. Very basic ingredients are needed and it's artisan made. They taste great with your favorite filler such as ham, cheese, cooked meat etc.
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.
In Trinidad and Tobago, homemade sponge cake is a common tradition in the making and can be served at any time especially around Birthdays and Christmas. Here is a tried and proven home made recipe, made from scratch. We hope you try it!