|Main ingredients||Corn flour, coconut, sweet potatoes, pumpkin|
|Cookbook: Conkies Media: Conkies|
Conkies, or Pasteles in some other isles are a sweet cornmeal based food item popular in the West Indies. The ingredients include cornmeal, coconut, sweet potato, and pumpkin, and the mixture is cooked by steaming in banana leaves.
In Barbados, conkies were once associated with the old British colonial celebration of Guy Fawkes Day on November 5. In modern Barbados they are eaten during Independence Day celebrations on November 30.
In Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago it is called Paime, it is usually associated with Creole Day (Jounen Kwéyòl), which is on the last Sunday of October every year in Saint Lucia and in Trinidad and Tobago it is associated with the Christmas season.
- "Time for Conkies." Antigua Sun, 30 Nov 2007.
- Tastes Like Home: Time for Conkies.
- Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America. "Barbadian Americans."
- Official Site of Barbados. "Recipe for Conkies."
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