Caribbean cassava pone and Filipino turon

Famous and delicious desserts from around the world!

Chef Kareema Beckles shares her secret tips on making these delicious sweet snacks filled with the great flavours around the world. 


Turon ingredients


Cassava Pone Method:

  1. Mix cassava, coconut & pumpkin in a large bowl.
  2. Add sugar, mixed spice, vanilla & black pepper. 
  3. Add coconut milk to the ingredients and combine well. 
  4. In a greased pan pour the mixture.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F and bake for 1½ to 2 hours (depending on your oven).

**The finished product should be firm and not wobbly or soggy. If the top is not brown enough, bake for 10-15 minutes.**

Turon Method:

  1. Roll the plantain on the sugar plate and ensure that the banana is coated with enough sugar
  2. Place the plantain with sugar coating in the egg roll wrapper and add some ripe jackfruit
  3. Fold and lock the egg roll wrapper, use water to seal the edge
  4. In a pan, heat the oil and put in some sugar. Wait until the brown sugar floats
  5. Put in the wrapped plantain & jackfruit and fry until the wrapper turns golden brown and the extra sugar sticks on the wrapper
  6. Serve hot as a dessert or snack. Share and Enjoy!