Hell a top Hell a bottom Hallelujah in the middle !!
This is a Jamaican riddle and most people know that the answer is a delicious,sweet potato pudding,baked in an iron dutch pot or dutch oven with coals in the bottom of the stove and also on the top of the dutch pot.The pudding cooks on the top and the bottom at the same time.This delicious Hallelujah is best liked when the top ,called ”sof pon top” is softer than the rest of the pudding.
2 lbs. sweet potato,grated
1/4lb. yam grated
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp.baking powder
1/2 tin evaporated milk
5 cups coconut milk(2 coconuts)
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup sherry
1/4 cup rum
1 oz. butter
1) Preheat the oven to 350 F
2)Mix grated potato,yam,flour,raisins and baking powder.
3)Mix evaporated milk,coconut milk,sugar,vanilla.nutmeg,salt,sherry,rum and butter.
4)Pour milk mixture into potato mixture and beat until smooth.
5)Pour into a greased 9 inch pan.
6)Rest mixture about 1/2 hour.
7)Bake at 350 F about 1 to 1 1/2 hour until centre is set.
Serve hot or cold.