Jamaican Pepper Wine

This very hot pepper wine is excellent added to any clear soup or consomme. Since it is so hot, only a few drops at a time should be used.


3 small green chillis, washed and dried

5 fl. oz. sherry

Place the chillis and sherry in a bottle. Seal the bottle and store for 3 months before using.

A warming, meaty dish, Jamaican Casserole is easy and inexpensive to make. Serve with garlic bread and a crisp green salad for an informal meal.

Jamaican Pie

This delicious rum-flavoured Jamaican Pie is a rich dessert for a summer dinner party.

24 ginger snap biscuits , finely crushed

2 oz. butter, melted

3 tablespoons rum

10 fl. oz. double cream

1 tablespoon castor sugar

11 oz. canned mandarin oranges, drained

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the crushed biscuits , melted butter and 1 tablespoon of the rum with a wooden spoon.

Press the mixture into the bottom and sides of an 8-inch flan tin to form a pie crust. Set aside.

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat the cream with a wire whisk or rotary beater until it is thick. Add the sugar and the remaining rum and continue beating until the cream is stiff.

Spoon the cream mixture into the biscuit crust, smoothing down the top with a knife.

Arrange the oranges on top of the cream. Place the pie in the refrigerator and chill for at least 4 hours before serving.