The coconut is truly a tropical fruit, spread on its own to tropic coastal zones all over the world. The flesh and milk from the coconut is widely used in Africa. Creamed coconut is used grated onto casseroles or used to make coconut milk by dissolving it in boiling water. Coconut is used in relishes, frying dishes, sauces, desserts – you name it. Coconut milk is also widely used in all kinds of warm meals. Fresh coconut is sometimes peeled into slivers and used as topping on desserts. Sometimes grown on plantations, but mostly harvested directly from wild trees.
Name: Chocolate rolled cake Foodie: Gen I should start with a disclaimer here: this is not a “tropical recipe” per se. However it features my most favourite tropical ingredient (chocolate!) as well as some other tropical wonders (coconut, vanilla). The greatest thing about this recipe is that it is suitable for celiacs and lactose-intolerant people.
Name: St-Jean de Luz Macarons Foodie:Maryse Since I’ve had the chance to eat delicious gluten free macarons last summer, my desert-oriented brain started looking for macarons recipes!! I found a recipe of St-Jean de Luz Macarons. Long story short, these macarons are from the Basque Country
Name: Moelleux au chocolat (Fudgey chocolate cake) Eaten in: Should be everywhere Foodie: Linda We will not say it enough, chocolate is the quintessential tropical food. Cocoa only grows within a limited distance from the equator and then manages to spread joy and happiness all around the globe in variously sweet ways.
The clove plant has its origin in Indonesia (the Molucca Islands). The Portuguese carried it to the East African islands. Today, clove is produced on a great scale both in Madagascar and Tanzania. Clove is a common spice in African cookery, and is also one of the ingredients in five-spice powder. Mostly grown small scale in compound gardens.
Cinnamon is a spice, which originally came from the Moluccas (Indonesia) and was brought to Africa by European traders. This seasoning is one of the ingredients in the commonly used five-spice powder. Mostly grown small scale in compound gardens.