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Making Conkies from Barbados

Dec 3, 2020

making conkies cakes at love walk
This week we celebrated Barbados’ Independence Day on behalf of one of our Love Walk residents.
He told us about Conkies – traditional cakes cooked to celebrate the day. We decided to mark the occasion by making them: grating coconut, pumpkin and sweet potato and mixing with cornmeal, dark sugar and spices. All very Caribbean!
The cakes are traditionally steamed in banana leaves – so our resident bought some banana leaves; unfolded and washed them; and cut them into squares – each receiving a dollop of Conkie mix before folding them up into little parcels and then steaming them. They were great and so much fun to make!
conkies cakes