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20171028 Jamaican Festivals

Jamaican Festivals


    • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup cornmeal
    • 3 Tbsp sugar
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla
    • Approximately 1/2 cup cold water
    • 1 cup cooking oil


If you prefer a lighter festival dumpling: use 3 Tbsp of cornmeal instead and adjust the amount 



  1. Mix dry ingredients together.

  2. Add beaten egg and vanilla and mix gently until combined.

  3. A bit at a time, add water, kneading until dough holds together.

  4. Knead dough until smooth and divide into small equal pieces; shape in long dumplings.

  5. Heat cooking oil on high in deep frying pan and place the festival dumplings in the pan one at a time.

  6. Reduce heat to medium and turn festival dumplings every few minutes until they are brown on all sides and are cooked through; they will expand as they cook.


Posted: 2017-28-10