Sweet Potato Pudding
The Caribbean is known for tasty cuisine. Some dishes date back to the culinary traditions of days gone by. Try your hand at this recipe for a dessert made from a common vegetable grown in the region known as the sweet potato.
2 cups sweet potatoes
(boiled in water with a touch of salt, and then mashed)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup melted butter or margarine
2 egg whites, beaten stiff
6 egg yolks, beaten
1 1/2 teaspoon lime or lemon rind, grated
1 cup orange juice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg OR 2 tablespoons rum
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine all ingredients, except the egg whites, and beat well. Carefully fold in the beaten egg whites; pour into a greased baking dish. Bake for about 1 hour or until set. Nutmeg or sliced citron may be sprinkled on the top before baking.
Story and pictures by Janine EdwardsRevised: 2002/2/4
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