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Recipe: Sweet Potato Pudding February 12, 2010

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Sweet Potato Pudding

Sweet Potato Pudding

A little history: Hell a top, Hell a bottom, Hallelujah in the middle!

This is a Jamaican riddle and most people know that the answer is a delicious, sweet potato pudding, baked in an iron dutch pot or dutch oven with live coals int he bottom of the coal stove and also on the top of the dutch pot. The pudding cooks at the top and a thte bottom at the same time. This delicious hallelujah is best liked with the top, called ‘sof pon top’, is softer than the rest of the pudding.


2 lbs of sweet potato, grated

1/4 lb yam, grated

1/2 cup flour

1/4 lb raisins

1 tsp baking power

1/2 tin evaporated milk

5 cups coconut milk (2 coconuts)

1 cup brown sugar

2 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup sherry

1/4 cup rum

1 oz butter


1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

2) Mix grated potato, yam, flour, raisins and baking power

3) Mix evaporated milk, coconut milk, sugar, vanilla, nutmeg, salt, sherry, run and butter in a small bowl

4) Pour milk mixture into potato mixture and beat until smooth

5) Pour into a greased 9 inch pan

6) Rest mixture about 1/2 hour

7) Bake at 350 degrees F for about a hour and a hour and a half until the center is set

8) Serve hot or cold

Serves 12 – 16


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