Breakfast & Brunch

Ackee Bammy Breakfast Pizza

Ackee Bammy Breakfast Pizza

Growing up and into my adulthood, after a visit to the country or a nice Saturday market haul, fresh fruit, ackee & saltfish, callaloo, dumplings, breadfruit, pear (avocado) and bammy would make up the breakfast spread. For this breakfast “pizza” I use one of my […]

Ackee & Eggplant Dip

Ackee & Eggplant Dip

This creamy, garlicky, ackee eggplant dip was a “stumbled across” recipe. For the most part I have a list of ideas and work from there but sometimes I’ll have bit of ackee left over from a previous recipe and throw it in to what I’m […]

Granola Ackee Pancakes

Granola Ackee Pancakes

Fall for these fluffy pancakes that are vegan and just a bit nutty. Ackees are no stranger to the breakfast menu and neither are pancakes. In this recipe however, the ackees are used to replace both the eggs and oil/butter. Their slightly nutty flavour that comes […]

Heirloom Tomato & Ackee Tart in Aged Cheddar & Thyme Crust

Heirloom Tomato & Ackee Tart in Aged Cheddar & Thyme Crust

The name of this tart is indeed a mouthful! Juicy late summer heirloom tomatoes are layered atop savory ackee filling and baked in an aged cheddar and thyme crust for the ultimate umami bomb, all diets off! Too amazing not to share…

Pumpkin Ackee Butter

Pumpkin Ackee Butter

This simple recipe uses little effort for maximum results. With just a handful of ingredients including fresh rather than canned pumpkin there is no stovetop simmering required; this means you can pop the pumpkin in the oven, put your feet up, come back and in […]

Ackee Cream Cheese Spread

Ackee Cream Cheese Spread

Savory ackee and cream cheese spread, a simple recipe using virtually two ingredients:  add your own spin and make it as simple or as fancy as you’d like. Spread it on bagels or toast for breakfast or as a  dip with chips. Too amazing not […]

How to Make Rainbow Bagels

How to Make Rainbow Bagels

Pardon me while I take a colourful departure from the usual ackee filled recipes and present to you: rainbow bagels 🙃 or as I like to call them Calypso bagels 😉 Too amazing not to share…

Jamaican Ackee Patties {Vegan}

Jamaican Ackee Patties {Vegan}

Let’s talk the anatomy of a “propa” (proper) patty. The crust: gorgeous and flaky, not too thick and shouldn’t be dry and crumbly The filling: not pasty, must be well seasoned with a good balance of herbs, spices and heat. The crust to filling ratio: […]

Fritter Double Take – Part 2: Ackee Stuffed Saltfish Fritters

Fritter Double Take – Part 2: Ackee Stuffed Saltfish Fritters

Saltfish fritters are a Jamaican favourite and Ackee and Saltfish is the national dish. I’ve married the two and created these ackee stuffed saltfish fritters, the best of both in one amazing bite! Too amazing not to share…

Fritter Double Take – Part 1: Ackee Fritters

Fritter Double Take – Part 1: Ackee Fritters

Feather light and chock full of flavour these ackee fritters are delicious by themselves or dipped. They contain egg whites which makes them light and fluffy but they can easily be made vegan by omitting the egg whites and adding more water or by using […]

Mini Ackee Danishes

Mini Ackee Danishes

These danishes are so cute and easy to make too! Roll out some store bought puff pastry, danish or croissant dough and cut squares, Make the cream cheese filling (the same used in the Ackee Muffins); Assemble; bake; done! Too amazing not to share…

Ackee Quiche

Ackee Quiche

Quiches are a brunch favourite! Once you’ve nailed down your crust recipe; it’s a matter of deciding on what you want your fillings to be as the custard is a simple ratio of half a cup of dairy (cream, milk, half and half or even […]

Ackee Brown Sugar Baked French Toast

Ackee Brown Sugar Baked French Toast

Baked French toast is the perfect weekend breakfast; with all the prep done the night before, wake up at your leisure and pop it in the oven; ready in less than an hour and best of all you don’t have to stand over the stove. […]

Easy Ackee Muffins

Easy Ackee Muffins

Ready for the most tender muffins you’ve ever tried? Ackees make these muffins extremely moist and the addition of pastry flour lightens up the mix . The base recipe is easy to prepare and you can include your own favourite add-ins; here I’ve done two variations: the […]

Ackee Easter Buns

Ackee Easter Buns

Pillow soft, just the right amount of spice and sweet, these Ackee Buns are a must try. The ackee flavour isn’t very noticeable but it is the ackees and that help to make the buns so incredibly moist! Leading up to Easter in Jamaica you […]