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Jamaican Toto Recipe

30 min Cook
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Toto is essentially a coconut cake, which is a traditional Jamaican dessert. Its roots go back to the colonial era, when our ancestors often only had coconut molasses and flour to put together a meal. While the basis for this dessert remains the same, there are a few added ingredients today which have helped seal its place as a permanent fixture of Jamaican family events.

1 1/4 lbs baking flour
12 oz brown sugar
1 packet Milk Powder
1 whole dry coconut (grated)
1 oz raisins, soaked (optional)
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp mixed spice
2 large eggs
12 oz water
1 tbsp vanilla
2 oz Margarine (melted)

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Jamaican Toto Recipe

Jamaican Toto Recipe

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prep time
20 min
cooking time
30 min
servings
10
total time
50 min

Equipment

  • Large bowl

  • Whisk

  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 lbs baking flour

  • 12 oz brown sugar

  • 1 packet Milk Powder

  • 1 whole dry coconut (grated)

  • 1 oz raisins, soaked (optional)

  • 1 tbsp baking powder

  • 1 tbsp mixed spice

  • 2 large eggs

  • 12 oz water

  • 1 tbsp vanilla

  • 2 oz Grace Margarine (melted)

Instructions

1

Instructions

Combine baking flour, brown sugar, Anchor Milk Powder, grated coconut, raisins, baking powder and mixed spice in a large bowl.
2
Whisk eggs, add water, vanilla and melted margarine.
3
Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the liquid.
4
Lightly mix until the liquid is absorbed.
5
Scrape the batter into a greased baking tin and put to bake in a pre-heated oven 180°C (350°F) for about 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
6
Remove from the oven and put to cool before slicing.

Notes

12 - 16 ounces of water may be used.
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