Recipe Time! – Ducana

One of the things that I miss being at home with my parents is eating home food (aka – food from Antigua). Aside from eating saltfish (salted and dried codfish), spinach, fried dumplings and plantain….this has got to be one of my favorite things to eat! Made with sweet potato and raisins, this is a tasty substitute for boiled or fried dumplings.

Ducana with saltfish and spinach

Ducana with saltfish and spinach

What you need:

  • 2 large sweet potato
  • 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • Dash of all spice
  • Dash of cinnamon raisin (optional)

– See more at: http://www.caribbeanchoice.com/recipes/recipe.asp?recipe=118#sthash.YyuQyKnW.dpuf

  • 2 large sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • Dash of all spice
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Raisins (optional)

Kitchen Items:

  • A large mixing bowl
  • Grater
  • Wooden spoon (optional; or use your hands)
  • Aluminum foil
  • Large pot filled 3/4 with water
  • Thongs (or fork)

Directions:

(Yields: 5)

Grate the sweet potatoes into a large bowl and add sugar. Let it sit for awhile so the water from the potatoes is drawn out. Mix in the flour, spices and raisins. At this point, you may need to add more water if the mixture is too dry or you may need to add more water if it is too watery. The dough needs to be malleable. Divide the dough into fourths or fifths (depending on how big you want them) and place each one into its own piece of foil. Wrap tightly and place into  the boiling water. Boil for 45 minutes. Unwrap and enjoy! Once made, you can reheat it in the microwave (sans foil) or slice it and fry it and have it with breakfast. I love eating them cold as well. Yum! They will hold well in the fridge for a few days. If you are counting calories like I am, you may want to cut one in quarters (each one is about 400 calories).

I hope your family enjoys it as much as I do!

Happy eating!

God Bless!

 

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  • 2 large sweet potato
  • 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • Dash of all spice
  • Dash of cinnamon raisin (optional)

– See more at: http://www.caribbeanchoice.com/recipes/recipe.asp?recipe=118#sthash.YyuQyKnW.dpuf

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