Bakes

Bakes

Locally these are usually eaten with stewed saltfish, or cheese.  Bakes and Cocoa Tea are also a staple in our cuisine. Athough listed as a breakfast dish it is an all round any time of the day type of food.

Try it, you are guaranteed to love it!

Ingredients

1 lbs / 4 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoon sugar
2 ½ tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter
Oil for frying
Water
The Method

1. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.

2. Add butter and mix thoroughly and adding the water gradually.

3. Knead dough until it becomes soft and almost sticky to the touch.  Add a little flour to it, if it becomes too sticky and knead until you can touch it without it leaving any dough on your hands.

4. Once you have finished kneading the dough, cover it with a damp towel and allow it to rise for at least 30 minutes.

5. Then place a frying pan on the stove, and allow it heat up, then pour the oil into it.

6. Cut up dough into small balls and make flat about ½ inches thick. This is most easily done by hand, no need for rolling pins.

7. Place it in your frying pan of hot oil on a medium heat until it has turned golden brown and turn over to the other side for same results.

8.Drain excess oil upon removal and

Enjoy!

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