Last Updated on April 10, 2018 by Chef Mireille
Blogging Marathon #26
Theme: One Ingredient from Three Cookbooks
Today, for my last plantain recipe is a dessert. I have actually made this recipe several times before and it is always a big hit. This adapted recipe is from a cookbook brought to me by my Mom from one of her trips to the Caribbean. Just like yesterday’s book, An Adventure in Caribbean Cuisine put out by the Caribbean Association of Home Economists includes recipes from throughout the Caribbean diaspora by different authors. This recipe is from Dominica, my grandmother’s birthplace.
2 very ripe plantains
1 cup evaporated milk
2 tablespoons sugar
zest of 1 lime
1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
Preheat oven to 325 F. Grease a baking dish with butter.
Peel and slice the plantains once in half widthwise and then once lengthwise.
In a small bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the lime zest and beat once more.
Heat the milk, but do not boil.
Add the milk to the egg mixture, a little at a time. If you add the hot milk too quickly, the eggs will scramble.
Pour this over the plantains and sprinkle the nutmeg on top.
Bake for 45 minutes, until the custard is set.
A simple dessert, with most of the sweetness being provided by the naturally sweet plantain.
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Sounds inviting,will try it for sure…bookmarked dear…
That's a very interesting dish with plantains. I've made any sweet dish with plantains. Will have to try this one, looks delicious.
Delicious plantain custard.
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Very innovative one
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a very new dish to me!!! looks super delicious and so yummy!!! can u guide me as to how to make it eggfree?
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I have never tried a baked version..but I guess it needs eggs for baked version..interesting one!
Wow! That's a cool dessert…
this looks really yummy… i'm going to try this soon, for sure… 🙂
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This is an awesome keeper recipe. Will definitely try.
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very interesting recipe, ur step by step pics make it look so easy
look fantastic.. simply superb… amazing clicks…
Never heard about this custard,beautiful dessert..
I have never cooked with them ever. Mer I envy your versatility. I wish I am 10% as courageous as you are. Love.
wow it makes me hungry now.. delicious..
Good one. I was thinking the egg could be replaced with Agar Agar, right?
yes or perhaps you can use custard powder
I just tried this, I added a little cinnamon and pecans I hope it tastes as good as it looks