Mama's Fry Bakes ( St. Vincent and the Grenadines)
45 mins (prep 15, cooking 30)
7 ingredients
12 servings
West Indian breakfast bread. Fry bakes is the Trinidadian name. The rest of the Caribbean calls this Johnny Cakes. According to Côte-Çi, Côte-Là: Trinidad & Tobago Dictionary, by John Mendes, © 1986, "A Johnny Bake was originally called a journey bake, cooked especially so that it will remain edible on a long journey." It is a simple dough which can be roasted baked or fried. Stuff it with cheese, or with fried fish, or sausages or Saltfish Buljol (Trinidad) (salted cod fish). They are delicious plain, warm and slathered in butter. My 'Mama' (Grandma) on Canouan Island in the Grenadines made the best fried bakes that I know. I have tried to re-create her recipe. The yeast in this recipe is my personal preference. Traditionally this recipe does not use yeast. Will yield a marginally denser (no less delicious) bake without the yeast.

Categories:  <-60-mins , north-american , breakfast , breads , central-american , caribbean , yeast-breads , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (96.34 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 354.68 Calories from Fat 230.76
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25.64g 473.43%
Saturated Fat 2.87g 172.08%
Trans Fat 1.16g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 358.5mg 179.25%
Total Carbohydrate 29.21g 116.85%
Dietary Fiber 4.28 g 205.59%
Sugars 0.16 g %
Protein 5.28g 126.82%
Vitamin A 3.6IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 104.76mg% Iron 1.62mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
instant yeast