Most of the islands call them fry bakes but my grandmother's country, St Kitts, calls them johnny cakes... I didn't know what a fry bake was until I was ten....lol
Everyone in the Caribbean calls them bakes. Only Jamaicans call them Johnny cakes
I'm from Dominica (not republic) and we call it bakes too. And bajans also.
Thank you Wizzy. My hubby is West Indian and I try to cook things that he used to enjoy from his country. He really liked these.
I took Sassylilbear's advice, I added 1 Tbsp sugar, and I used non-fat milk instead of water. I also used the yeast. I cooked 1/2 after the rest period and the rest after letting the dough sit in the fridge overnight. The first batch was DELICIOUS the second batch was out of this world yummy. If you have the patience, I recommend letting the dough rest in the fridge overnight. Either way, I highly recommend this recipe.
tastes just like my moms!!
Wow! the recipe was great! I made it with the water 1st than followed with milk and 1 tlb spoon sugar and they were just like what My Grandmother use to make! Pefect!
My family loved these fry bakes. DH ate them plain as a side to soup and my son had them tossed in cinnamon sugar. Delicious either way. The only change I made was to use bread machine yeast and that worked out fine. The dough was very easy to roll and I couldn't believe how much the fry bakes puffed up while frying. Thanks for a recipe I'll be making again!
We loved these! I did decide to use the yeast, but wasn't sure when to add it. I sprinkled it over my 1 1/2 cups of warm water and added a pinch of sugar. Then I let it sit about 5 minutes before adding it to the flour mixture. I kneaded the dough on a lightly floured board for about 8 minutes and let it rest as you suggested. The dough is VERY easy to work with, and the Fry Bakes cooked up nice and plump. DH and DS lathered these while still very warm with butter and dripped over the sink with smiles on their faces! Thanks for sharing. Nick's Mom