Traditional Bajan Recipes

BAJAN SWEET BREAD-  also known as coconut bread.This is a wonderful bread that all Bajans eat for breakfast and with " afternoon tea".


  • 2½ cups grated coconut
  • ½ cup melted butter or margarine
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp shortening
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 egg - beaten
  • 1¼ cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp almond essence

  • Grease loaf pans with shortening and pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.
    Mix flour, baking powder,salt,coconut, sugar and the raisins together in a bowl. Add egg, evaporated milk, margarine and almond essence and mix together well until you have a firm dough.
    Divide dough in half and fill loaf pans.
    Mix 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 tablespoon of hot water and brush mixture over the loaves.
    Bake in center of oven for about 1 hour or until skewer inserted into center comes out clean.
    Let cool in the pans before removing and serving.