Category Archive: Desserts

Dous Kokoye (coconut flavored sweets)

My grandmother used to prepare this dessert once in a while. Maybe x2 a year. It was never more.  And whenever she did, she made sure there was plenty for family and friends.… Continue reading

Kassav- Cassava

Cassava is considered an “amuse-gueule” (appetizer) in Haiti. It’s one of those things that are very popular! I’m surprised I’ve never heard of it being served in restaurants. However, 3 out of 5… Continue reading

Bonbon Amidon (Starch cookies)

I think I have a very strong olfactory (smell) memory. It’s something that I’ve tried to understand and that I yet get to decipher. Most people could smell something and it could remind… Continue reading

Tablet pistache (Peanut pralines)

  I remember sitting in the backseat of the car next to my little sister, every Sunday mornings after church (well, every other Sunday mornings), heading to the beach. My father and mother… Continue reading

Pain patate (Baked sweet potato pudding)

Mom! That’s how all the nurses and doctors at the hospital were calling me after my delivery. Such a powerful word. Yet, I feel that with that word, the words ” tired, multitasking,… Continue reading

Gateau au beurre (Butter cake)

Ooh butter cake. I haven’t had that in more than 5 years. And since I’m craving some good cake, I thought I’d share the recipe with you. I love eating that cake fresh… Continue reading

Acassan

I was walking in the super market when I stumbled upon a brand name I was very familiar with in Haiti : “Madame Gougousse”. It’s funny how the little things that you’d pay… Continue reading

Konparèt

Konparet is known as the bread of  Jeremie, Grande-Anse, Haiti It’s a specialty of the region. And every time I would eat it, I’d always think to myself : ” This tastes like cake… Continue reading

Oreo truffles

Today I’m not posting about any traditional recipes. I know Valentine’s day is tomorrow and I’ve never really made a big deal out of that day . But here’s a good idea for… Continue reading

Banana beignets

It’s carnival time in Haiti and I don’t know if I should be ashamed to say that I have yet to attend any carnival events over there. My parents were never a big… Continue reading