Caribbean Recipe: How To Make ‘Cassava Pone’

Yep! It’s been awhile since I last posted a recipe of famous Caribbean dishes!

However, to make it up to my loyal readers I will present you with a recipe for ‘Cassava Pone.’ A local delicacy, that will be sure to make your mouth water and satisfy a sweet tooth.

In fact I am so certain you will love this dish, that you will prepare it again and again and again.

Watch the video below! 

You’ll Need…

3 cups grated sweet cassava
1 cup grated coconut
1 cup grated pumpkin
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoon melted butter
1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 teaspoon grated ginger
½ cup raisins

The first step is to peel, wash and grate the cassava and pumpkin. The skin on both the pumpkin and cassava will be a bit tough so you’ll need a sharp pairing knife or potato peeler. Now it’s just a matter of grating both items. It will take a bit of labor and do watch out for your fingers when the pieces get small as you grate away. At that point I usually use a piece of paper towel to hold onto the small pieces so I have a better grip.

Watch the video below.

Tip: Let the bottom of the pie burn slightly, you get a great texture. Most people love the bottom.

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