December 10, 2023

As many of you know, I’ve been cooking for my family for over 50 years. However, most of those recipes are not written down. So, in order to share them with you I have to “test” them so that they can be photographed and the recipe can be written. My daughter Angela and I meet once a week to work on a “new” recipe and I love it because after everything is done … we eat! That’s the part my husband, Eddie, especially likes.

Well, yesterday the plan was to videotape me making my Sweet Potato Pudding recipe. Traditionally the sweet potatoes for this recipe are hand grated and it’s one of the reasons I don’t make it often, because it takes some work. However, I wanted to modernize it for you. Why hand grate when I could use a food processor instead? However, because I don’t have a food processor my daughter Diane let me borrow hers.

I was excited because this was going to reduce the prep time a lot! I “grated” the potatoes but they came out shredded, which is different. She gave me the wrong blade! The potatoes need to look almost pureed, but they looked more like mini spaghetti. Well, I decided to forge ahead and hope for the best. Nope, the pudding didn’t work out. It still tasted good, but texture was wrong. Back to the drawing board for this one.

Cooking is all about trial and error … we all make mistakes. If you try one of my recipes and it doesn’t work out quite how you expected, make sure to get in touch with me so I can help you out. However, I do my best to “test” all my recipes so that you’re in good hands. As for my modernized Sweet Potato Pudding? I know that using a food processor is the way to go …. I just need to use the right blade next time. Stay tuned …

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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