The next country on our list from Around the world in 12 dishes (from January actually!) is the fun-loving island of…JAMAICA! (Can I hear a “Yah, man!”)
The food from Jamaica we decided to make was, naturally, a dessert! We decided on Jamaican bread pudding! Not only did it sound DELISH, but it also seemed fairly simple to make!
We found this fantastic site with great Jamaican recipes, beautiful pictures and even how-to videos! It’s called, “Cook like a Jamaican!” If you are looking to cook like a Jamaican, I highly recommend this site!
Anyways, my eldest daughter and 2 youngest took on the challenge of making this lovely Jamaican dessert. Here is the link for the recipe for Jamaican bread pudding.
We followed it pretty closely, except for the dried fruit. You can choose your favorites! How fun is that?! Oh, and, um, we didn’t add any rum 🙂
Here are the 2 youngest chopping the dried fruit for the bread pudding. We decided on dried pineapple and dried apricots (and raisins). Mmmmmmmmm! Good! I let them have a taste beforehand, as well as afterwards as a reward for their hard work!
Here they are with the dried fruit they just chopped. Verrrrry proud of their handiwork, I might add!
Meanwhile, my oldest daughter is busy cutting the white bread and adding the spices and raisins to the mix.
Next come the wet ingredients
Mix it all up and let it soak for 15 minutes
The little girls were a little late with their contribution, but hey, nobody noticed!
We popped it in the oven for 35 minutes, and here it is! Perfecto! Our very own Jamaican bread pudding. Wowowow!
While the kids take a break to clean up and eat dinner, mommy secretly makes a batch of quick and easy vanilla custard and puts it in the fridge to chill!
To say it was a hit would be an understatement of gross proportions!
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We also had a pop quiz about Jamaica, which I “created” on the spot from the Kids National Geographic site.
We also talked about Bob Marley (how could we not?) and it just so happens that our family has always loved his Three Little Birds song.
Here it is for you to enjoy as well! (Just click on the picture and it will take you to Bob Marley’s original video of the Three Little Birds song)
If you enjoyed this post, take a look at the fabulous other posts on Jamaica by a wonderful group of mothers from around the world!
Adventures In Mommydom, Afterschool for Smarty Pants, All Done Monkey, Crafty Moms Share, Maroc Mama, Creative World of Varya, Glittering Muffins, Kid World Citizen, Mermaids' Makings and The Educators' Spin On It
If you have done some Jamaican cooking with your kids, or studied the exotic island of Jamaica, why not link your posts down below for all to enjoy!