Seriously… one of my FAVOURITE foods evah. EVAH. Brings back happy memories of stealing corn leaves with my Dad 😀
So, courtesy of Aunty Heni Tibble – here we have the recipe:
3/4 cup of milk
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
3 small kumara, grated (You can try changing this for yams or sweet potato, not sure how well it will work though)
2 cups of cornmeal
Mix the dry, Mix the wet, add them together, bag it in cheesecloth and steam for 1.5 – 2 hours.
I’m warning you, it’s HIGHLY addictive.
*If you don’t have a cheesecloth steam-bag, my dad and I used to use the cornleaves, just overlap a couple of them, then fold the leaves over them to enclose and fold the edges in then tie with string or with a strip of another cornleaf. Works a treat (I’ll grab some cornleaves and post pics of this process at some point)
*The eggs and flour aren’t STRICTLY necessary – if you want to go for a gluten free version just exclude them. They do make for a lovely texture though.
*Also, if you want to use less sugar, do so – the kumara really provides a lot of sweetness already. Some of my aunts use as little as a couple of spoons of sugar, and Mum uses none at all.