Jamaican Easter Bun

Ingredients: 3 cups flour3 teaspoons baking powder3/4 cup brown sugar2 eggs, beaten1 tablespoon browning sauce1/2 pint milk2 tablespoons melted margarineraisins ( amount to your taste)mixed peel ( amount to your taste)1 tablespoon mixed spice1 tablespoon cinnamon1 tablespoon nutmeg Directions: Measure all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.Pour into bun shaped baking pans (long...

Cuban Mojitos

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon superfine sugar or 1 teaspoon simple syrup2 sprigs fresh mint6 tablespoons lime juice2 ounces light rum Directions: Place sugar and mint in a tall glass and using a muddler or back of a spoon mash mint leaves into the sugar.Add lime juice and finish with a splash of club soda. Add...

Caribbean Cocktail

Ingredients: 1 1/2 fluid ounces melon liqueur1 1/2 fluid ounces blue curacao1/4 fluid ounce bacardi rum1/4 fluid ounce cream of coconut3/4 fluid ounce pineapple juice Directions: In a shaker filled with ice Mix the Bacardi and pineapple juice.shake well until too cold to hold.strain the content into a glass filled with ice.rinse shaker and...

Fried Sweet Plantains

Ingredients: 1 cup vegetable oil6 very ripe plantains, peeled and cut on the diagonal into 1/2-inch slices ( about 3/4 pound each)salt (optional) Directions: In 2 very large nonstick skillets, heat the oil until shimmering. Working in batches, fry the plantains in a single layer over moderate heat, approximately 7 to 8 minutes per...

Guava Mojito

Ingredients: 3 ounces rum1 ounce lime juice3 ounces guava nectar3 -4 mint sprigs, plus more for garnish1 teaspoon sugarclub soda (optional) Directions: Muddle mint springs and sugar together in a measuring cup. Use this cup to measure the rum and juices so you rinse out all the yummy goodness.Place muddled mint and sugar in...

Vanilla Passion Fruit Mojito

Ingredients: 2 ounces white rum1/8-1/4 fluid ounce lime juice, a good glug4 ounces passion fruit juice3 -4 mint sprigs, plus more for garnish1 drop vanilla extract1 tablespoon sugar Directions: Muddle mint springs, vanilla and sugar together.Place in cocktail shaker half filled with ice.Add rum and juices and shake 10 times.Strain into glass filled with...

Jamaican 10-Speed

Ingredients: 1 ounce Midori melon liqueur1/2 ounce banana liqueur3/4 ounce Malibu rum1/8-1/4 fluid ounce pineapple juice, splashhalf-and-half Directions: Mix liquers and juice in glass.Fill remaining glass with half and half.Shake. Servings: 1 Time preparation: 5 min. Time total: 5 min. Favorite...

Coffee Martini

Ingredients: 6 ounces stolichnaya coffee-infused vodka, kept in freezer1 ounce Kahlua6 coffee beans1 ounce espresso ( chilled) Directions: Pour your vodka into a shaker 1/2 full with cracked ice and shake a few times. (You can make ice with caffeinated water if you like).Pour in Kahlua and stir gently to mix and while stirring...

Puerto Rican Rice and Beans (Pink Beans)

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil1/2 cup ham, chopped into small cubes2 tablespoons goya sofrito sauce2 tablespoons goya recaito1 teaspoon minced garlic or 2 garlic cloves, minced1 (15 1/2 ounce) cans goya pink beans, undrained1 cup water1/4 cup tomato sauce ( plain)1 (2 g) envelopes goya sazon goya, con culantro y achiote1/4 teaspoon oregano1 pinch...