About this recipe:These fried buttery fritters are typically served with saltfish in Jamaica as part of a weekend breakfast feast. You can serve these as a side to your favourite Jamaican meal.
500g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
125ml cold water
250ml vegetable oil for frying
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:10min › Ready in:20min
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt. Rub in the butter until it is in pieces no larger than peas. Mix in water 1 tablespoon at a time just until the mixture is wet enough to form into a ball. The dough should be a firm consistency. Knead briefly.
Heat the oil in a large heavy frying pan over medium heat until hot. Break off pieces of the dough and shape into a patty - kind of like a flat scone. Place just enough of the dumplings in the pan so they are not crowded. Fry on each side until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Remove from the pan and drain on kitchen paper before serving.