Boniato Pudding, Jalea de Batata


Dulce de Batata, is a boniato pudding also called Jalea de batata in Spanish. It is another known favorite dessert in the traditional Dominican cuisine. Its main ingredient is the batata, also known as boniato, camote or sweet potato. There are different ways of preparing this dessert, and I am going to share with you how to prepare it with pineapple or without pineapple and a few adaptations in the notes. I hope that you can prepare this delicious pudding recipe soon, because it is just the perfect sweet to serve around the afternoon hours!


This is one of my husband’s favorite desserts, so that would explain why I used a heart presentation with edible begonia flowers at the end, that was the serving for my love :) As I have said in the past, Valentine’s Day is every day for me, and even after the blessing of being married for twenty-one years, I never get tired of serving him everything I can in a heart shape, lol. So far this year I have made this dessert about five times, I even sent some to our family in Florida, so you could imagine how much we like it at home.



Dulce de Batata con Piña (Boniato with Pineapple)


Ingredients:
3 pounds of sweet potatoes unpeeled (batatas)
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups of coconut milk = 1 can of 13.5 oz (400 ml)
1 cup of crushed pineapple with its juices (10 oz. = 285 g)
2 cups of sugar or to taste
2 cinnamon sticks
¼ teaspoon of ground cloves
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
3 teaspoons of vanilla
2 egg yolks + 2 teaspoons of milk (optional)
ground cinnamon for topping (optional)


Preparation:
1. Peel and cut into cubes and boil sweet potatoes in water with the teaspoon of salt until they are tender.

2. In a large caldero or thick bottom pot, place the drained sweet potatoes while they are still hot and mashed them, add the milk of coconut, pineapple, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. Cook over high heat until it thickens slightly, stirring frequently to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pot it takes about 25 minutes. Remove from heat.

3. Dilute the egg yolks with the two tablespoons of milk and vanilla; add this mixture slowly to the dulce de batata stirring quickly while adding. Return to medium fire until it thickens and the yolks are fully incorporated and well cooked. You must mix well and scrape the sides of the pot to incorporate the yolks completely by stir continuously for 5-7 minutes.

4. Pour into a large bowl or bowls where it will serve and sprinkle a bit of cinnamon on top. Leave to cool and then take to the refrigerator. Serve cold.





Notes:
a) Variations:
- you could also add ½ - 1 cup of grated coconut.
-Replace coconut milk for whole milk, evaporated milk or light coconut milk. If you use light coconut milk it comes out a little opaque, but still just as delicious. 
-Also you can mix the milk, for example: a cup of evaporated milk and cup of coconut milk.

b) you can omit the egg yolks, many people prepare this dessert without them, but I feel that it makes it more creamy.

Recipe for Boniato Pudding without Pineapple

Boniato pudding .
Jalea de Batata
 
Ingredients:
3 pounds of sweet potatoes unpeeled
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups of coconut milk = 1 can of 13.5 oz (400 ml)
1 cup wholemilk or evaporated milk
2 cups of sugar or to taste
2 cinnamon sticks
¼ teaspoon of ground cloves
¼ teaspoon of gound ginger
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1 egg yolks + 2 Tablespoons of milk (optional)


Preparation:
1. Peel and cut into cubes and boil sweet potatoes in water with the teaspoon of salt until they are tender.

2. In a large caldero or thick bottom pot place the drained sweet potatoes while they are still hot and mashed them, add the milk of coconut, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. Cook over high heat until it thickens slightly, stirring frequently to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pot it takes about 25 minutes. Remove from heat.

3. Dilute the egg yolk with the two tablespoons of milk and vanilla; add this mixture slowly to the dulce de batata stirring quickly while adding. Return to medium fire until it thickens and the yolks are fully incorporated and well cooked. You must mix well and scrape the sides of the pot to incorporate the yolks completely by stir continuously for 5-7 minutes.

4. Pour into a large bowl or bowls where it will serve and sprinkle a bit of cinnamon on top. Leave to cool and then take to the refrigerator. Serve cold.




 Boniato pudding with pine apple.

Other recipes with sweet potatoes in this blog:


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19 Friends Have Comment:

  1. Yo estoy a qui con la boca hecha agua....no es relajo.....tengo la boca hecha agua......y mami tambien, recordando, mami era la esperta en dulces de la familia......gracias por compartir

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    1. Gracias Ludmila por visitar, eres siempre Bienvenida :)

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  2. How cute are those hearts?! You are a true talent in the kitchen Mari; this sounds delicious! I can only imagine the harmonious combination of coconut and sweet potato.

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    1. It is delicious Julie. Thanks :)

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  3. This is new to me but I do like the combination of sweet potatoes and coconut. It sounds really good and thanks for sharing a family recipe!

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    1. Hi Biren.... you are welcome :) It is a great combination,I had done it with all three, boniato, pineapple, and coconut.

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  4. You are so blessed to be married for so long and keep the love alive! The sweet shows your affection and love. It looks delicious!

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    1. Thanks Katerina. Have a great evening ;)

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  5. This looks SO good!! What a lucky man to have such a delicious dessert made into hearts!

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    1. Thank you Kristy :) Welcome.

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  6. WAO! Mari la botaste con esta. Que rico!!!

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    1. Vanessa vamos a ver si te animas y lo haces también, creo que te gustara. Un saludo

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  7. I've never tasted this before. I'd love to taste it! I love the hearts above!

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    1. Gracias Paz :) You could do some yourself, I am sure you could find the batata in NY City. Hugs

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  8. cute and scrumptious!:)

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  9. Love bananas and seldom cook with them. The combination of bananas with pineapple juice and coconut milk is a a wonder.

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  10. A ovely dessert! I love the spices used.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  11. What a beautiful pudding! I'll take mine with pineapple, please :)

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  12. These are great recipes! We are in Florida and have only ever used boniato as a side dish. I look forward to trying these.

    I did want to let you know that in the US a boniato is very different from a batata. A batata (sweet potato) is smooth and pinkish-brown on the outside, and orange on the inside. A boniato is rough and dark brown on the outside, and white on the inside.

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