Cassava Pone

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With this recipe, I covered all the basics to give you a nice tasting mouth watering slice of Cassava Pone.


1 pound of coconut (grated)
3 1/2 pounds of cassava flour or cassava as not all countries has cassava
1/4 pound of plain flour
1 3/4 pounds of brown sugar
1/2 pound of margarine
1/4 pound of shortening
1/4 pound of cherries
1/4 pound of raisins (seedless)
1/2 teaspoons of baking powder this is optional not a must
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
1 teaspoon of spice
1 tablespoon of mixed essence
1/2 cup of milk


Cut the cherries into small pieces and combine everything except the milk, margarine, and shortening in a large bowl with a large wooden spoon.

Melt the margarine and the shortening together and pour into the mixture along with the milk and mix.

Continue mixing with the addition of small quantities of water until a moist mixture is achieved.

Spoon the mixture into five 8 by 4 baking pans.

Flatten the tops slightly with the back of a moist spoon and sprinkle some sugar on them.

Bake at 300 degrees for 60 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

Recipe Submitted by Good Old Bajan Cooking Group.

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