Real Jamaican Birthday Cake - Without Flour?

by Margaret
(GA, Cumming, United States )

JAMAICAN VISITOR STORY: When we lived in Jamaica we always went to a friend’s house on Sunday afternoon and played volley ball with the U.S. Marines. And these Marines became our friends.


Every so often, one would have a birthday and we always had a celebration for which ever Marine had the birthday.

One of our favorite Marines was just about the same age as our daughter. So we decided to make him a birthday cake.

You must know that living in Jamaica things never happen the way you think they should. And after a while we finally gave up and decided to go with the flow.

After all that was much more fun than always stewing that something was not right, or we needed something we could not find, or just when we wanted to go get groceries there was a ‘go
slow’ at the store.

As we were getting things together to make this birthday cake we suddenly saw there was no flour. Hmmm.. what to do?

Well there was only one thing we could do. We bought some hard dough bread, brought it home, put it in the blender and made very fine crumbs….crumbs that we pretended was flour! HA. Not quite flour. Not even close.

However, we proceeded to ‘make’ our cake using this ‘flour’ in the recipe. It cooked. It came out of the pan and we iced it with chocolate icing.

All was well and we took the ‘birthday cake’ to the afternoon volleyball game. And after the game we all had birthday cake. The Marine said it was one of the best birthday’s he had ever had.

Hmmm. One of the best he had ever had….not quite a cake but you could call it a great big giant brownie. You see it never rose, but was still good to eat!

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