A lovely dessert made from a staple food of the Amerindians who were the original inhabitants of the Caribbean. Cassava is also known as manioc or yuca. It is processed into flour in the form of fine dried flakes which West Indians call farine. Farine is used to make breads make bread and porridge. It is also processed as small hard white spheres or "pearls" called tapioca that are soaked before use. This is my dad's recipe for this West Indian dessert.