Jamaican Fruit Cake
Happy Holidays from our family to yours! This Christmas enjoy the Jamaican Fruit Cake with Family & Friends. Jamaican Fruit Cake/Black Cake is traditionally eaten by Jamaicans during Christmas. Some enjoy it with a glass of Sorrel. Talk about nostalgia. It was so expensive to make or buy this cake, and I can remember my family saving it for Christmas day. You would only get one "degge degge slice," so we would eat it slow to savor the taste along with our sorrel.
Nov Best Seller: Sweet Potato Pudding
The Sweet Potato Pudding is a traditional Jamaican pastry. Some call it "hell a bottom, hell a top & hallelujah in the middle." This is because we would have a wood/coal fire made at the bottom, have a sheet of zink with said wood/coal fire on top of the pudding and the pudding would be the hallelujah in the middle because it is so delicious. This method allowed the pudding to be cooked thoroughly.
The Name Behind Ditty Island Delights
In loving memory of my late mom, Ditty!
My mom, Ditty died from cancer in 2016. Her dream was for us to start a Jamaican pastry business together. We didn't get to do that but today I get to keep her name alive!
A percentage of profits will go towards funding a non-profit called The Ditty Cancer Foundation to aid families that are victims of cancer.
MEET THE OWNER: Yanique Rhule
Hometown: St. Catherine, Jamaica
Favorite Meal: Ackee & Saltfish with 6 flour dumpling
Favorite Book: Who Moved My Cheese
Education (B.A. Marketing): Prairie View A&M University
Philosophy: "When life gives you lemons, freaking throw them back at life and take whatever the hell you want........coconut pastries anyone?" _Yanique Rhule