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Making Sweetbread with Mummy

Posted by JAMILA AUGUSTIN on

SWEETBREAD



One of my favorite things to eat in life is sweetbread! It's the perfect blend of mixed fruits, coconut and just the right about of sweetness.

Our mom, Marva did NOT make this as much as we'd like when we were younger.

We've officially taken her out of retirement & made her Chief content creator for Callaloo Box! lol

That basically means that we record and take pictures while she's cooking - which interrupts her flow - but I think she's getting used to it!

This past Christmas she made Sweetbread using our friend Renee's (aka HomemadeZagat) epic sweetbread recipe!  And we're sharing the behind the scenes Enjoy!



Jamila

XOXO


INGREDIENTS

1 dry coconut (use 2 if they are small)

1/2 cup water

6 cups flour

6 tsp baking powder

2 cups sugar

1 stick butter (8 TBSP / 1/2 cup)

1 cup raisins

1/2 cup chopped cherries

3/4 cup mixed peel




1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp coconut essence / mixed essence


FOR THE GLAZE

2 TBSP water

2 TBSP sugar

Dry coconut cut into small pieces before blending

After blending

Sifting the flour

Adding the butter.

Make sure it's at room temperature - ours was not so it was a bit difficult to incorporate

Adding the coconut to the flour mixture

(Flour, baking powder, sugar, butter)

Mixing in the butter

It was not soft enough - so she had to mix it in by hand.

CHERRIES, RAISINS & MIXED PEEL

Now time for the fruit!

TIME FOR SPICES - CINNAMON & GROUND NUTMEG

We used the Karibbean Flavours Nutmeg from the Callaloo Box Grocery. Nothing like the smell of freshly ground nutmeg!

Then some Coconut Essence from the Callaloo Box Grocery. You can also use Mixed Essence.

CHIEF Mixed Essence - 8oz
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Giving it the final mix before the oven.


All mixed in


Ready for the oven


Making the sugar glaze.

Brush on about 10 minutes before it's finished cooking

We ate this with the Passion Fruit Tea that's available in January's monthly box.  If you'd like to sample the different Caribbean Tea Flavours you can check out our sampler pack - passion fruit, mango and coconut - available for a limited time!

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