Olympic Food Challenge no 4 Guyana- Corn Pone

Where is it ?

Guyana is on the northern coast of South America

Five Facts about Guyana

  • Guyana is the third smallest country on the mainland of South America.
  • The longest river in Guyana is the Essequibo River.
  • The Omai Gold mine in Guyana is one of the largest open-pit gold mines in South America.
  • Kaieteur Falls of Guyana are 741 feet high (around five times as high as Niagara Falls).
  • Guyana is the only English-speaking country in South America, along with being one of four non-Spanish-speaking territories on the continent.

This is the second dessert that I have done and I have to admit it was a lot better than the first. I think I have another two desserts on the list and as I don’t really have a sweet tooth this is a bit of a challenge for me.

The recipe for Corn Pone or Fat top as it is also known as is from the Berbice side of Guyana. I wanted to make this as it reminded me of my grandma’s cornmeal porridge which I still prefer over oats any day.

The only way I can describe this dish is that it tasted like a rich semolina pudding, I think this is down to the vanilla sugar and the coconut milk. I used tinned coconut milk however the recipe said that you should use a fresh coconut.

Its was really simple to put together so if you would like to have a go, the recipe is below: http://www.guyanesecooking.com/component/option,com_rapidrecipe/page,viewrecipe/recipe_id,75/Itemid,80/


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