Unique Jamaican Pastry Snacks
Types of Caribbean Pastry
The Caribbean region is known for it's delicious pastry dishes that are offered in many West Indian cuisines worldwide. These savory pasteles, another name for pastry in Cuba, are made with flour, and low fat margarine to create a puff, flaky, filo, choux, or short crust types of pastry.
Warm meat filling and dessert crust pastry
Jamaican and Caribbean pastries or turnovers are served warm with spicy meat and vegetable fillings, or cold dessert crust with sweet flavorful coconut or other tropical fruit fillings. A well known spicy filling flaky warm pastry crust, is the Jamaican beef or chicken patties. Another warm pastry from Guyana and Trinidad is the Roti pastry, that is usually filled with curry goat or steamed callaloo. A few sweet dessert snack crust are, gizzada tart ( a pie crust with sweet ginger coconut filling), coconut and peanut drops ( caramelized sugar with spices) also known as sugar cake or cut cake in Trinidad and Tobago. The list goes on. i.e. rock cake. grater cake, rock bun. Learn more