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Thursday, January 8, 2009

How to eat doubles

There are NO right ways to eat a doubles. Just do what you feel comfortable doing and you'll be fine.

At the top we see our prized parcel neatly wrapped. Here are two ways to safely enjoy this treat:

A: The sandwich method

Here we fold the doubles over, one on top the other while having the paper wrapping securing the bottom.

Hold the paper wrapping at the bottom ( left of image) and take a bit from the top. Simple!

Folding the wrapping allows a neat hold and prevents loss of any drippings.

B: The fold and enjoy

Simple and easy. Unfold the wrapper, rest on one hand, on bara with the other hand and head straight for the mouth.

The resting hand can be used to catch fallen goodness.

These are two simple methods, if there are others or modifications please share.

Next we'll discover the wonders of the WANTON!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Recipe for Doubles

Who doesn't love a piping hot doubles? However these days its hard to really enjoy having these wonders Delectables . These fried treats, almost like a taco definitly brings a smile to any Trini's face.The solution, make them yourself, add as much pepper as you want, channa, alter the size of the bara, no sickness afterwards,the list is endless.

What you'll need

2 Cups All purpose flou
1tsp Tumeric
1tsp Cumin
1tsp Instant Yeast
0.5lb Channa/Garbanzo Beans soaked overnight
1tbsp Vegetable Oil
2 Cloves of Garlic
1 Onion Diced
2tbsp Curry Powder
1.25 Cups of water
1 Cup Oil for frying
Salt as desired
pinch of Sugar
Pepper Sauce as desired

What you need to do:

1. In a large bowl mix sugar, yeast, salt, tumeric cumin and flour.

2. Add water to make a soft dough, mix and let sit for 2 hrs.

3. Boil Soaked Channa in water until tender with garlic, onion, curry powder, cumin, salt and pepper if desired. Stir often till channa is tender and liquid is reduced.

4. When dough has finished resting punch down and allow to relax for 10-15 mins. Take 1 tbps of dough pat with both hands to flatten into a 4-5inch circle. Moisten hands with some oil to prevent sticking.

5. Fry the flattend circles in oil at about 350.

6 The assembly, sligtly overlap 2 of the fried dough (bara) and place the cooked channa in the middle. Add some hot sauce or chutney to the delight.

Next time we'll discuss the way to eat a doubles.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Trini Spice

Trinidad & Tobago is by far the most unique melting pot of Caribbean. The food, the people the environment, lovely. Have a taste of the trini lifestyle here.