Jamaican Blue Draws /Duckunoo

June 24, 2022

Jamaican Blue Draws is a classic Jamaican dessert. The banana leaf gives a really nice flavor. If banana leaves are not available you can  use parchment paper or aluminum foil. Blue Draws is also known as tie-a-leaf or Dukunu (Duckunoo or duckanoo)

Jamaican Blue Draws /Duckunoo


  • 4 cups Grace cornmeal (Buy Now)
  • 4 cups Grace Coconut Milk (Buy Now)
  • 1 cup(s) flour
  • 2 cup(s) raisins (optional)
  • 2 teaspoon(s) nutmeg, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 2 cup(s) brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon(s) vanilla essence
  • 1 piece(s) quailed banana leaf
  • 1 large orange
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) orange rind (zest)
  • 1 tablespoon(s) corn flour
  • 4 tablespoon(s) sugar
  • 1 cup(s) water
  • 1 tablespoon(s) rum (optional)


              • In a bowl, combine Cornmeal, flour, raisins (if used) nutmeg and salt. Make a well in the center.
              • Combine sugar, vanilla and Coconut Milkand mix well until dissolved.
              • Pour liquid into dry ingredients and combine to a dropping consistency.
              • Drop by tablespoons on pieces of quailed banana leaves.
              • Make a parcel and tie with cord or strips of banana bark.
              Place into boiling water and boil for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
              • To Serve: Serve with an Orange Sauce
              • ORANGE SAUCE:
              • Grate orange to obtain rind and extract juice, set aside.
              • Mix corn flour, sugar, orange rind and water and pour into a sauce pan and bring to a boil; stirring constantly until clear.
              • Remove from flame add the orange juice and rum and mix well.
              • Enjoy
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