Friday, July 27, 2012

Bajan Bakes

Barbados is an itty bitty island country. It gained its independence in the 60s, but it still recognizes the Queen of England as its monarch. Instead of winter, summer, spring, and fall, it has the wet season and the dry season. The temperature is always in the 70s and 80s. It's out of the way from most countries. It doesn't get massive earthquakes. This sounds like the perfect place to live to me. Oh wait, Barbados is rated the second most corrupt nation in the Americas. No country is perfect.

The national specialty of Barbados is flying fish. I'm not that in to deep fried fish for breakfast, and we don't live near a beach. The fish at the store are old and expensive.  I chose to make Bajan bakes instead. They were good, and reminded me of pancakes.

makes 6
1 cup flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp allspice
pinch of salt
6 ounces of water
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 cup oil

Combine all the dry ingredients. Add the water until it forms a consistency similar to thick pancakes. Heat a frying pan to medium with the oil (about 350 degrees). Drop scoops of the dough onto the pan, and fry until golden.

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