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ISLAND CUISINE: Farine Coconut Rock Buns

Ingredients


4 oz farine flour | 2 tsp baking powder


tsp grated nutmeg | pinch of salt


2 oz margarine | 4 oz sugar


2 oz dried fruit | 2 oz grated coconut


1 egg | milk to mix, if necessary

 

 

 

 

ISLAND SYMBOL : COAT OF ARMS

 

          So reads the banner displayed proudly at the base of Guyana's COAT OF ARMS. The design consists of an Amerindian head-dress symbolizing the indigenous people of the

country, two diamonds at the sides of the head-dress representing mining industry, a helmet (monarchial insignia), two jaguars holding a pick axe, sugar cane and a stalk of rice (symbolizing Guyana's sugar and rice industries), a shield decorated with the National Flower (Victoria Regia Lily), three blue wavy lines representing the waters of Guyana and the National Bird (Canje Pheasant).

Credit: http://www.guyana.org/coatarm.html

 

 

 

Instructions:

Mix together flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt.
Add margarine and chop into flour. Using fingertips, lift mixture until crumbly.
Add sugar, dried fruit, and coconut.
Bind together with beaten egg, and milk if necessary.
Grease muffin pans. Drop mixture into pans.
Bake at 375F for 15 minutes until golden brown.

Recipe Credit: http://www.guyanesepride.com/recipe/recipedetail.aspx?id=1465

 

 

 



 

FUN FACTS

*Guyana's full name is Republic of Guyana.

*It has a population of 758,619.

*Guyana is a tropical country situated on the northern coast of South America.

*The name Guyana is an Amerindian word meaning Land Of Many Waters.

*It is known as the country of Six People- Africans, Amerindians, Chinese, East Indians, Europeans and Portugese.

*It is the only country in South America where English is the official language.

Credit: For more on Guyana, visit: http://www.guyana.org/guymap.html

 

 

 

* Copyright 2011. All rights reserved. * Revised: 10/08/12.