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  • 3 cups grated coconut (1 large)
  • 2 cups fresh corn flour
  • 4 ounces raisins (optional)
  • 6 ounces shortening
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 pound brown sugar
  • 3/4 pound pumpkin
  • 1/2 pound sweet potato
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon powdered cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon almond essence
  • 1 teaspoon salt

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  1. Grate coconut, pumpkin and sweet potato. Mix in sugar, liquids and spices. Add raisins and flour last and combine well.
  2. Melt shortening before adding with milk.
  3. Fold a few tablespoons of the mixture in steamed plantain leaves. Cut into squares about 8 inches wide.
  4. Steam Conkies on a rack over boiling water in a large pot or in a steamer until they are firm and cooked.

Wax paper will work instead of banana or plantain leaves.