The Other Winner of Red Bull #3Style: Whoever Posted This Conkie Recipe
Cant carry wunna no where.
Buhbajans came out in their digital numbers again for Puffy in the final of Red Bull’s #3Style Championship. (Which he won). And again they brought their ingrunt behavior. The Red Bull live chat was filled with some crude, some hilarious usernames you would only get if you know ’bout hay, a lot of jokes and support (sometimes by way of cussing anyone against Puffy), and a recipe for conkies. As the last deejay spun his heart out, someone had the bright idea to share steps on how to create the delicacy.
Maybe it was to inform our new online friends on how to create this cornmeal concoction, or maybe it was to share with those who missed out this year and want to make their own. I wouldn’t be remiss to think that someone was on their deathbed, watching the stream, and their final request was to send the family’s secret recipe, passed down through generations, before they transitioned onto the great beyond, because they heard that conkies are now coming in a powdered mix, and they can’t let millenials suffer like that.
Or, possibly, it was just for kicks.
But if you thought that someone sat and typed that out, it wasn’t so. This was lifted from barbados.org…the first hit on google when you search “barbados conkies.” Ah well.
If you were in the market for an easy to make conkie recipe, you’re in luck. The full recipe below:
- 2 cups corn flour
- 1/2 cup plain flour
- 1 cup grated coconut
- 3/4 lb grated pumpkin
- 1/2 lb grated sweet potato
- 6 oz melted butter or margarine
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 egg (beaten)
- 3/4 lb brown sugar
- 4 ozs. raisins
- 1 tsp spice
- 1 tsp almond essence
- 1 tsp grated nutmeg
- 1 tsp salt
- Fresh Banana leaves
Mix the coconut, pumpkin, sweet potato, sugar, spices, raisins, flour, corn flour, and salt together in a large bowl.
Add the beaten egg, melted butter/margarine, and milk. Mix thoroughly by hand to combine. You should have a thick mixture that drops slowly from a spoon. Add more flour if the mixture is not thick enough; add a bit more milk if it is too thick.
Fresh green Banana leaves are traditionally used to wrap the conkie mixture. If you have these, strip leaves from stalk with a sharp knife then briefly singe them over an open flame to make them more pliable. Cut the leaves into individual 8″ squares.
Spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons of the mixture into the centre of the banana leaf. Fold the leaf around the mixture, taking care not to rip the leaf.
Steam the conkies on a rack over boiling water in a large saucepan for 1 hour or until they are firm.
Unwrap and enjoy!
[spotted by @AllHail_Wiggins]