A traditional Jamaican dessert, Blue Drawers are traditionally made with banana leaves over an open flame which gave the filling a blue tint.
Jamaican Blue Drawers
2 cups cornmeal
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp C&C Mixed Spice
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup shredded sweetened coconut
1 1/2 cups coconut milk
1 tsp vanilla
banana leaves/aluminium foil
Mix all dry ingredients and grated coconut together. Add coconut milk and vanilla, and mix well. Place about 1/2 cup of mixture into the banana leaf or foil. Fold up the sides to make a secure parcel. Tie with banana bark or string.
Cooking Method # 1
Drop into boiling water. There should be enough water to cover the parcels. Simmer for about an hour.
Cooking Method #2
Cook package on the BBQ over a medium, indirect heat for 45 minutes until the inside has set.
Cooking Method #3
Cook in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 45 minutes until the inside has set.
Remove banana leaves (or foil) before eating.