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Jamaican pumpkin toto

pumpkin toto

Are you looking for another Jamaican dessert recipe? I’ve got the right thing for you….. seet (see) ya (ya means here) (here it is) Pumpkin toto. Pumpkin toto is a knock-off of coconut toto. Adding the pumpkin to the toto is my own idea. I used coconut frosting to decorate the top. Toto is not a cake nor a pudding; it is in between.

Pumpkin toto before the frosted

pumpkin toto

Ingredients

3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted twice. (If you have unbleached flour, use it instead.)

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1 tsp. cinnamon powder

1 clove

1/2 cup margarine

3/4 cup brown sugar

2 eggs, beaten

2 cups cooked pumpkin/mashed

1/2 tsp. grated nutmeg

1/4 tsp. vanilla

Coconut frosting

1/4 cup brown sugar

5 tbsp. all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp. salt

3 egg yolks, beaten

2 cups milk

1 cup grated coconut

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

I used fresh grated coconut.

coconut

Boil a small piece of pumpkin that will equal to 2 cups, after cooked and mashed. Boil the pumpkin into 2 cups of salted water until cooked. Use the back of a spoon to mash the pumpkin.

Methods

  • Butter and flour a 9x5-inch cake tin (or use what you have). Preheat oven to 325F or 160C.
  • In a bowl, sift dry ingredients; flour, baking soda and powder, 1/4 tsp. salt,

    cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.

  • In a second bowl, whip margarine and 3/4 cup brown sugar creamy smooth (I used a hand mixer). Fold in the 2 beaten eggs. Add the clove. Whip in dry ingredients, alternating with mashed pumpkin. Pour into greased and floured cake pan. Bake for 1 hour. Unmould onto a wire rack.

To make the coconut frosting

  • In a saucepan, mix 1/4 cup brown sugar, flour and salt. Fold in egg yolks. Gradually blend in milk. While stirring bring to a boil
  • Turn off heat, add the grated coconut and vanilla. Let the frosting cool, stir occasionally to prevent a skin forming. Spread over toto.

coconut frosting

coconut frosting

You may also like my creamy low calorie pumpkin soup with coconut milk. How about Jamaican pumpkin beef soup? Pumpkin rice is a must try. Pumpkin is a good source of potassium and fibre, learn how to cook pumpkin

pumpkin souppumkin rice

Baking Tips

Active germs may be lurking in bakery goods, especially those with custard fillings such as éclairs. Buy only fresh-baked goods from a clean, reliable bakery. Keep all baked good refrigerated.

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