Ethnic dishes

Conkie Recipe

conkie recipe


1 lb cornmeal
1 lb pumpkin
1 oz lard
1 tsp black pepper
½ pt water
1 grated coconut
1 oz margarine
2 tsp salt
Sugar to taste
4 oz dried fruit
Banana leaves

• Grate the coconut and pumpkin, and add all the other ingredients.
• Stir in enough water to make a mixture of dropping consistency.
• Wipe the banana leaves clean and heat them to make them pliable. Cut them into 8 x 8 inch squares, and wrap around lumps of filling, tying the bundles with the twine.
• Place in boiling water and boil for about 20 – 30 minutes.
Note: If banana leaves are not available, mixture may be steamed in a greased bowl instead.


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