1/1 Photo of Trinidad Toolum
This is a traditional Trinidadian sweet that used to be popular with children. It's still available from select stores but it's now more of a specialty item. Haven't made this in years but now that I have a child it's time to dust off this recipe.
My Private Note
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- 1Cook sugar in a heavy aluminum or iron pot and stir until it liquefies.
- 2Mix the shredded coconut in with the sugar and stir until well blended.
- 3Stir occasionally until liquid reddens.
- 4Add molasses, dried orange peel and ginger.
- 5Stir to blend and when the mixture starts to rise and fall, stir briskly and keep stirring until it leaves the side of the pot.
- 6Remove from the heat and drop by table spoon onto a lightly greased tray or dish.
- 7Shape into balls (about the size of table tennis balls).
- 8Remove when firm and store in airtight containers.
- 9* Serving size is a wild guess as I don't remember how much this recipe produces! Same with cooking time.
Nutritional Facts for Trinidad Toolum
Serving Size: 1 (102 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 18
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 449.0
- Calories from Fat 164
- Total Fat 18.3 g
- Saturated Fat 16.2 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 38.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 74.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.6 g
- Sugars 65.3 g
- Protein 1.9 g
The following items or measurements are not included:
dried orange peel