Aboriginal-Inspired Delights

Posted on November 4, 2014

Puddings come in all sorts of varieties. In fact, you’ll find puddings in most cultural cuisines. You’ve got your savory kinds – the steak and kidney, Yorkshire and black puddings… as well as the dessert favourites like rice and bread puddings, plus the creamier banana, chocolate and vanilla types.

Kekuli Café, an eatery with an Aboriginal-themed menu and locations in Merritt and Westbank (West Kelowna), offers a First Nations twist on an old fashioned pudding.

Sharon Bond, a member of the Nooaitch First Nation and owner of the café, recently revealed her recipe for the restaurant’s popular Berry Bannock Pudding.

The simple recipe – milk, sugar, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla – gets its First Nation flavourings from the café’s day-old bannock, a traditional Aboriginal frybread, as well as from sweet and tart seasonal berries.

The light and airy dessert – topped with whipped cream – has even earned accolades on The Food Network’s “You Gotta Eat Here”, a TV show following “a quest for Canada’s most delicious, mouthwatering, over-the-top comfort food.” To taste one of these puddings you can visit Kekuli Café in Merritt or Westbank. You can also check out check out Sharon’s saskatoon berry smoothie recipe.

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