Happy Independence Barbados HOW TO MAKE CONKIES FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY IN BARBADOS..TIPS
Conkies are a favorite with every Barbadian family and are made traditionally in November to celebrate Independence.
» Sharp knife
» Large mixing bowl
» Fresh green Banana leaves
» 2 cups of corn flour
» ½ cup plain flour
» 6oz of margarine or lard
» 1 egg
» 1 cup of whole milk
» I tsp salt
» 1lb brown sugar
» 4oz raisins
» 1 tsp of spice
» 1 tsp of almond essence
» ¼ Pumpkin
» Sweet potato
» Take your fresh green banana leaves and strip the leaves from the stalk with a sharp knife, then you need to singe the leaves over a naked flame just long enough to make them pliable.
» Now tear your leaves into squares big enough to wrap your conkie mixture into.
» Next you will need to grate your pumpkin, coconut and sweet potato into a large mixing bowl.
» Next add your raisins, sugar, salt, spice, almond essence, nutmeg, corn flour and plain flour and mix it all together.
» Beat your egg and add that to the mixing bowl.
» Now you can add your milk and margarine or lard, the mixture should now be stiff to mix.
» Now place a few dollops of mixture on each banana leaf and fold the leaf around the mixture.
» Now place your conkies on the steamer and cook until firm.
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