Desserts

Grilled Pineapple

Grilled Pineapple with a Brown Sugar Rum Glaze

Notes: Pineapple is Antigua’s National Fruit. There is no better way to honor this wonderful fruit than to use it to finish your meal with the natural sweetness Grilled Pineapple complimented by a rich rum glaze. Grilled pineapple has an enriched sweetness that, to me, is much better than when I eat it fresh. Add Read More


Chocolate Guinness Stout Cake with Chocolate Ganache Recipe - Nicole's Table - Antigua

Nicole’s Table: Chocolate Guinness Stout Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Notes: I like the combination of chocolate and Stout in this Guinness Stout cake. I am doing this in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, a month later… The Caribbean is in the chocolate belt. Traditionally chocolate is not used the European way, but chocolate is native to the Caribbean. For example, Cocoa Tea is made Read More


Coconut Custard Tart - Nicole's Table - Antigua

Nicole’s Table: Coconut Custard Tart Recipe

Notes: The flavours in this Coconut Custard Tart contrast beautifully with the rich savory character of jerk seasoning… or maybe it is that I just love this tart and couldn’t resist making and sharing it with everyone. This tart now has a cousin which uses the leftover Coconut Crisps starter as the filling. Check out Read More


Salted Coconut and Maple Custard Tarts

Nicole’s Table: Salted Coconut and Maple Custard Tarts Recipe

Note: This is an invention of necessity. I often make a Coconut Custard Tart for my cooking classes, but Adam harassed me for months to try the salted coconut from my Coconut Crisps so that the coconut would not go to waste if we had too much left over to eat. This is my answer Read More


Paleo Vegan Chocolate Coconut Truffles

Paleo Vegan Chocolate Coconut Truffles

Note: Very seldom do I come across a dessert without dairy that I am willing to try. When a customer told me she was gluten and dairy free I took the challenge to find a dessert that I would want to eat and that used Caribbean flavors such as chocolate and coconut. This is it! Read More


Rich and Chewy Brownies

Rich and Chewy Brownies

Notes: Brownies are not technically West Indian, but I have included them because they are made with chocolate and we are in the Cocoa Belt. If not for the tropics, then we wouldn’t have chocolate. Therefore, I am claiming brownies as basically West Indian. Although it might be hard for you to find it, I Read More


Brown Sugar Caramel Pound Cake Recipe

Brown Sugar Caramel Pound Cake

Notes: I was looking for a reason to make this cake and finally did it! It looked so decadent… and it is! I got the recipe from Just a Pinch. Thank you Beth for choosing this recipe. The Cake: 1 ½ Cups butter 2 Cups light brown sugar 1 Cup sugar 3 Cups all purpose Read More


Walnut Cake Recipe - Nicole's Table - Antigua

Santori Papaya Walnut Cake

I got this recipe from a Jeannie Crockett Schrader when I came home from the hospital after having my first daughter. This was the BEST cake ever (or maybe it was that I had just recently gone through excruciating pain and the cake was a welcome contrast). I asked for the recipe and 8 years Read More


Dessert Crepes – Caribbean Style (with a Butter Rum Sauce)!

Every Sunday my friend Carole makes crepes for her family and friends. I’ve been thinking about all the different things one could fill these tasty pancakes with, so i decided to make use of the local fruit. To make the crepes I used a 10 inch omelet pan to make the crepes. Note: It would Read More