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Everyone in the Caribbean calls them bakes. Only Jamaicans call them Johnny cakes

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Gem R. June 26, 2015

I'm from Dominica (not republic) and we call it bakes too. And bajans also.

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Anonymous May 17, 2015

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.

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Kookee doe November 08, 2014

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.

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Mysstryss February 18, 2010

tastes just like my moms!!

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umm khalisah February 21, 2009

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!

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Marcea Pfarner October 13, 2008

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!

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Cookin-jo April 06, 2007

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

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Brenda. February 25, 2007

This is similar to fry bread, not sure if it needed the tablespoon of baking powder though, I increased the yeast to 2 teaspoons, and I will reduce the baking powder slightly next time, thanks for sharing!...Kitten:)

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Kittencal@recipezazz January 25, 2007
Mama's Fry Bakes ( St. Vincent and the Grenadines)