Jamaican Festival Recipe

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Jamaican Festival

Patsy G


Years ago,while vacationing in Jamaica,I learned to make this Jamaican bread,it was served on just about every plate we were served.

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1 1/2 c flour
3 tablespoons cornmeal
1/2 c water
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 c vegetable oil

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large bowl sift the flour and baking powder, then add the cornmeal, sugar and salt. Whisk to mix the ingredients together.

Pour in the vanilla and start adding the water a little at a time as you whisk. As it starts to take the shape of dough, you will need to start kneading. If you find that the 1/2 cup of water was not enough, do drizzle in some more. The idea is to work it for 5-7 minutes, until you have a well formed dough ball that’s firm dough and slightly sticky. Cover with plastic wrap or a tea towel and allow the dough to rest for about 1/2 hr.
After it’s rested, dust your work surface with four and divide the dough ball into 8 equal parts. Form each piece into a cigar shape. Try to make them about 6-8 inches long and not overly thick. Heat the vegetable oil on med, then gently add the shaped festivals dough into the pan. Allow to cook for about 2-3 minutes before you flip them over. In total you’ll probably need between 5-6 minutes for each to be fully cooked . Have paper towels ready to drain off the excess oil after they’re cooked.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes