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noun
A dessert item similar to bread pudding that is made from any combination of cassava, coco, sweet potato, or cornmeal along with flour, sugar and spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. The mixture is traditionally wrapped in leaves (banana or taro) or cloth and then boiled until cooked.
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15 years ago

MISSPELLING TO BE CORRECTED: The 2nd word of the definition entry, above, should be "dessert" (not "desert").

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Ros
12 years ago

The picture looks like tamales wraped in banana leaves. I thought dukunu was wrapped in corn husks?

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anonymous
12 years ago

Called "pemi" (pronounced pen-me) in St. Lucia

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yallemen
12 years ago

I want eat dukunu.whare I find it

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wrongone
11 years ago

In Jamaica, I've only seen this wrapped in banana leaf not corn husks. The banana leaf imparts a certain flavour to the dukunu.

Jamaica
Jamaica
11 years ago

Very easy to make, North American style; instead of wraping in Banana leaves, use foil paper and cook it in a steamer. The mixture does not need any particular measurements and usually include: corn meal, grated coconut, brown sugar, butter, flour for binding, enough water or almond milk to combine to a thick consistency. Vanilla, rose water, or almond water and salt for flavouring, you may even add raisins! steam for at least one hour or until the cornmeal is cooked through and it becomes hard to the touch. Remove from steamer let cool, unwrapp and enjoy. Great with hot chocolate, or coffee or warmed in the micro wave like applie pie and eat with vanilla icecream for dessert.

US Virgin Islands
US Virgin Islands
Bongo Natty
11 years ago

You can get Dukunu in Miami ,Florida at FANCY LOAF BAKERY 305-249-7225

Jamaica
Jamaica
11 years ago

Whe yu get banana leaf from?

Barbados
Barbados
bajgal
11 years ago

know is Barbados as conkies..

Barbados
Barbados
bajgal
11 years ago

sorry, that should be "known in Barbados as conkies"

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11 years ago

It already has conkies as a synonym bajgal.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
PJ
10 years ago

It's called paime in Trinidad

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Jewjew Beed
10 years ago

It's called Ducana. Thaw spelling is incorrect.

Antigua & Barbuda
Antigua & Barbuda
anni
9 years ago

it is spelled ducana and it is not a dessert (at least not in my family)

Jamaica
Jamaica
patsy
8 years ago

its calle blue draws in jamaica and is a dessert

St. Lucia
St. Lucia
M
8 years ago

Pemi and ducana are different. Pemi is usually made with coconut, milk, cornmeal, (and you can add some raisins if you want). While ducana is made mainly with sweet potato.

Belize
Belize
Ducunu
7 years ago

Not a desert for us. We eat it with stew chicken for lunch

Antigua & Barbuda
Antigua & Barbuda
Ducana
6 years ago

From Akan: doko na sweeten mouth Twi: boiled maize Ga: Adangme dokona

Belize
Belize
sunshine
5 years ago

the spelling is correct and it's made with fresh grind corn and cornmeal and wrap in corn husk.or for the people without corn hush they wrapped it in foil...

Jamaica
Jamaica
Carol Wong
5 years ago

Jamaican Blue Drawers, Duckunoo, or Tie Leaf are the names that are given to this boiled pudding of West African origin. Jamaicans are very fond of this starchy, green banana-based boiled pudding, which is enjoyed as a snack or dessert.