#Gluten Free & #Vegan #Cassava Pone, a #Delicious #Nutritious #Treat

March 7, 2018

Author Notes: This is one of my favourite desserts growing up in #Trinidad. Its a baked dish sort of a cross between cake and pudding in texture. Instead of flour you use vegetables as the main components. OPTION1: For a creamier texture you may use evaporated cows milk instead. OPTION2: over time you may add more of the wet ingredients for more moisture or less wet ingredients for less moisture. Each family has their own recipe for Pone so if you read 10 recipes posted online they would probably be 10 versions. This is adapted from my mother's traditional recipe.darrel3000

Serves: 25-50

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Grated raw peeled pumpkin (it should a pumkin variety thats orange in color
  • 1 cup Grated Coconut.
  • 3 cups Grated raw peeled Cassava (Yuca), cut into 4-5" pieces, peel off skin, cut in half vertically and remove the fibrous center root from tge flesh.
  • 1 cup Coconut milk (fresh or canned is ok.
  • 1 cup Raw brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Grated #Ginger root, peeled.
  • 2 tablespoons Melted unsalted butter
  • 5 tablespoons Gluten free powdered milk, wisked into 1 cuo lukewarm water, the strain. You may also substitute eevapoated #Almond milk, make your own by reducing 1.5 cups on low heat (20-30 minutes) check the volume after 20 minutes since stoves' eat output is dif
  • 1 tablespoon Baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon Ground #Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Ground #nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons Authentic vanilla extract.
  • 1 splash Love.
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. After peeling and grating the vegetables, have all ingredients ready in individual bowl. Preheat oven to 375. Combine all wet ingredients in a large bowl wisking as you add each ingredient.
  2. Add grated pumpkin and grated ginger and whisk thise in.
  3. Add coconut add coconut milk and half the reconstituted gluten free powdered milk. And whisk away.
  4. Add all other ingredients except cassava and wisk properly. Lastly add the Cassava and combine well using a woden spoon. This completes the batter. It will look wet and feel slushy thats ok.
  5. Place in 1 large buttered rectangular baking pan or 2 smaller baking dishes. Bake at 375 for one hour. Check using a toothpick into the center, if it comes out without any batter its done, NOTE: the toothpick may have some moisture, thats ok! But if it cones out with bits if batter bake for another 15 minutes, then test again.
  6. Let the baked pone cool for at least 20 minutes, then cut into 1" x 4" pieces or smaller for parties, you may top with whipped cream or chocolate sauce or Ice cream or all of those. But in Trinidad most people eat it plain. Terrific at patties, can be made ahead.

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