Pastelles are a traditional dish in several Latin American countries and brought to Trinidad and Tobago by our Spanish speaking neighbours. it is similar to a Mexican tamale. It is traditionally prepared and eaten at Christmas in Trinidad and Spanish speaking Caribbean. Trini Christmas is just not Trini Christmas without pastelles, sorrel, black cake and ponce a creme.
Its made with a base of Cornmeal with fillings of Beef, Saltfish, Soya or Vegetable cooked with Raisins, Capers, Olives (Please confirm your choice of filling when booking)
You will be welcomed with a glass of sorrel or ponce a creme whilst you get to know your class. The class will begin with a short history of Trinidad and its food culture and its many historical influences. The class is hands on with full participation, all with endless sorrel and ponce a creme and parang music playing.
All ingredients, recipes and containers to take your goodies home with you will be provided. Just bring an apron.
The class will be held in Battersea, South London.