This is one of Jamaicans’ cultural desserts.
I rather the sweet potatoes with the yellow flesh than the ones with the white or orange flesh. In Jamaica, it is called, ‘yellow belly sweet potato’ ‘white belly sweet potato’ ‘orange belly sweet potato’.
2 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled/grated
1 to 2 cups coconut milk
1 1/2 to 2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla, flavoured/essence
2 tbsp. melted butter or margarine
1 tsp. salt (maybe more, taste and mix)
1/2 tsp. grated nutmeg
1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted.
1 tsp. mixed spice
In a large bowl, add the grated sweet potatoes, sugar, flour, melted butter, coconut milk, cinnamon,nutmeg, vanilla and mixed spice and mix and taste for sweetness desire and add more salt if needed.
Scrape the batter into a greased 9 0r 10-inch baking tin. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 F or 180 degrees C for 1 hr. or a bit more