Trini Fried Bake
Trinidadian style fried dough -- aka "bake".
Trini Fried Bakecookingwithria.com | May 6th 2011 Fried Bake (also known as "fry bake") is another very popular Trinidadian breakfast "bread". It is actually fried, not baked. If you have heard of the most famous Trinidad shark 'n bake, this is my recipe for the "bake". I ate shark 'n bake during my recent trip to Trinidad and found the bake to be sweeter, more sugar was probably added to the recipe.
Butter can also be added when kneading the dough, but again, it is great without it. Save the butter (and the calories) for the next dessert I will post..;-)
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
2 tsp brown sugar
Water, about 3/4 cup
Oil (for frying bake)
Makes 8 Fried Bakes
1. In a large bowl, add flour, salt, sugar and baking powder. Mix well.
2. While gradually adding water, knead to make a soft, smooth dough.
3. Form into a large ball(or two) and cover with a wet paper towel. Let it rest for about 15-30 minutes.
4. Divide dough into small "golf" balls. On a lightly-floured surface flatten (1/4 inch) using hands or rolling pin. (See other option below-"How to make triangles")
5. Pour oil into a frying pan on medium heat.
6. Working in batches, fry the dough disks, turning once, until golden brown and puffed, about 30 seconds per side. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bakes to a paper towel-lined plate.
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February 10th, 2014