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Cornmeal Fry Bake

Course: Breads
Cuisine: Caribbean
Author: Felix (Simply Trini Cooking)


  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 3 tsp baking powder aluminum free
  • 1 tsp salt
  • water approximately ¾ – 1 cup
  • ½ cup flour for dusting
  • Coconut oil for frying


  • Use a coarse cornmeal. Here we used our local Jo-Sing yellow cornmeal but any brand will do.
  • Sift together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt.
  • Add water gradually to make a soft dough.
  • Mix first with a fork. Then knead with your hands. Dust with remainder of flour while kneading.
  • Leave to rest for about ½ hour.
  • Make small balls and flatten with rolling pin (flatten according to your preference) and leave to rest before frying in oil.
  • Note: This dough will make about 4 to 6 flat bakes. To make sure the balls are equal, first cut the dough in half. Then cut the halves equally in two or three.
  • Heat the oil and fry on both sides.