July 23, 2014

Conkie (Recipe)

Ingredients:

1 lb cornmeal

1 lb pumpkin

1 oz lard

1 tsp black pepper

½ pt water

1 grated coconut

1 oz margarine

2 tsp salt

Sugar to taste

4 oz dried fruit

Twine

Banana leaves 

Preparation:

• Grate the coconut and pumpkin, and add all the other ingredients.

• Stir in enough water to make a mixture of dropping consistency.

• Wipe the banana leaves clean and heat them to make them pliable. Cut them into 8 x 8 inch squares, and wrap around lumps of filling, tying the bundles with the twine.

• Place in boiling water and boil for about 20 – 30 minutes.

Note: If banana leaves are not available, mixture may be steamed in a greased bowl instead.

Recipe compliments of “A Taste of Guyana” – Dr. Odeen Ishmael.