December 10, 2023

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. Similar to Cornmeal Pudding, it is best liked when the top, called a ‘sof pon top’, is softer than the rest of the pudding.

Many of you, including Wendy in the Bahamas and Robin recently, have been requesting this recipe. To be honest, I have had to make several puddings to create the perfect recipe for you. In trying to make the transition to modern timesby using a food processor, I had a few rough starts.

I love making Sweet Potato Pudding, but back when my kids were young I’d have to grate the potatoes by hand! So, needless to say, I didn’t make it often. Today grating the potatoes with a food processor has taken it from labour intensive to easy peasy! However, it’s important to get the right grated texture and not over-process the potatoes.

Once the potatoes are peeled and grated, it’s just a matter of combining all the ingredients in a bowl and pouring the mixture into a greased pan to be baked. This recipe calls for tropical red-skin sweet potatoes, also called Batata. These potatoes are white inside and are not the same as the orange sweet potatoes (or yams, as they are also called in the U.S.) that are sold in most places.

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I’ve been cooking Jamaican food for my family for more than 50 years! Now I'm teaching my daughter Angela and you how to cook my treasured family recipes! I'm happy to be of service and love hearing from you so don't forget to leave a comment below.


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