West Indian – (Guyanese Style) Sweet Vermicelli Cake


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This is a sweet delicious noodle cake. (raisins traditionally is added to this dish) and can be topped with cherries and it is easy to prepare.

Ingredients:

12 ounces of vermicelli noodles (1 pack)
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. butter
12 ounces evaporated milk (1 can)
3 cups whole milk
2 cups water
¼ cup of raisins
Handful of chopped maraschino cherries
½ tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. nutmeg
½ tsp. almond extract

Instructions:

In a small pot/carhee melt the butter and parch the vermicelli noodles until they turn slightly brown. Parching the noodles adds an additional depth of flavor.

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Once the noodles are slightly brown, then add the evaporated milk, whole milk and water.

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Then add the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and almond extract.

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Then add cherries and raisins.

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Boil for 15 to 20 minutes until the noodles are cooked and the mixture becomes thick to coat a spoon. Before the liquid cooks down, you can remove from the heat and serve like porridge! It’s a sweet spaghetti dessert! If you choose to serve it this way you can add more milk to keep the porridge-like consistency.

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Next pour mixture it into a pan.

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Finally refrigerate or leave outside until the vermicelli noodles get firm enough to cut.

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Enjoy!

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