Caribbean Recipes – Chinese Black Bean Cake


News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri.  May 17, 2019: This week we bring you a dessert that is especially popular in the CARICOM nation of Guyana and an example of the Chinese influence on the country’s cuisine. It’s Chinese Black Bean Cake.



½-pt black-eye peas

4 tbsp cooking oil

¼-lb sugar

First Dough

½-lb flour

4 tbsp cooking oil

4 tbsp sugar

Second Dough

½-lb flour

2 oz lard USA, LLC


Boil black-eye peas until soft.

Sift through a fine sieve.

Strain through a muslin to get all the black-eye flour.

Fry the black-eye flour in four tablespoons oil adding four tablespoons of sugar.

Cook for about 20 minutes on slow heat until dry.

Remove from heat and cool.

First Dough:

Mix flour, oil, and sugar together with a little bit of water to make a bread dough.

Second Dough: Mix flour and lard together but do not add any water.

Make 15 pieces of each dough.

Fill second dough into first dough. Roll and fold into a square.

Roll again and fill with black-eye mixture.

Baste with egg or milk and bake 10 to 15 minutes in a moderate oven.

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