INGREDIENTS: 3 cups flour 1/2 to 1 tsp salt 3 tsps baking powder (level) 1-1/2 tblsps shortening 1-1/2 cup water vegetable oil for deep or shallow frying
1 Sift flour in mixing bowl. Add baking powder and salt. 2 Cut shortening into flour. 3 Add water to make a soft but not sticky dough. 4 Knead lightly on floured board. 5 Cut into rounds. Let rest for 30 minutes or more. 6 Flatten and cut each round in 4-6 pieces. 7 Heat frying pan. Add fat. 8 Fry on each side until golden brown. Serve hot. Good for breakfast
optional: add fruit or ham/chicken/beans/cheese/eggs in dough before frying
INGREDIENTS: 2 lbs flour (all purpose) 4 ozs. shortening (1/2 cup) 4 ozs. margarine (1/2 cup) 6 level tsps baking powder 1 tsp salt 5ml 2 cups milk (coconut or evaporated milk) or dried milk add water
1 Wash hands-collect all ingredients. 2 Sift dry ingredients. Heat oven to 400 F/205 C. 3 Add margarine and shortening-Use finger tips or cut fat into flour with a knife. 4 Stir in milk gradually-stir with a wooden spoon. Mix well to form a manageable dough. 5 Roll out into a long strip-cut into 1-1/2"-2" size pieces. 6 Shape into round balls-Put on greased baking sheets. 7 Flatten lightly and prick with a fork. 8 Bake in hot oven until golden brown.
INGREDIENTS: 6 cups all purpose flour 6 tsps baking powder 2-1/2 cups of sugar 450g pinch of salt 1 tsp cinnamon powder 1 tsp grated nutmeg 6 ozs (3/4 cup) shortening 2 ozs (1/4 cup) margarine 1-1/2 cups coconut or evaporated milk 3 tsps vanilla 1/2-1 cup raisin (optional)
1 Grease baking sheet. 2 Sift flour, salt and baking powder. 3 Add sugar, cinnamon powder, and grated nutmeg. Mix together. 4 Add shortening and margarine. Cut into flour mixture or rub in with fingers. 5 Add vanilla and milk. Mix with wooden spoon. 6 Add raisins. Mix well. 7 Use dessert spoon and drop by spoonful on greased baking sheet. 8 Bake on middle or top shelf at 375 F. for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown
CORN MIXTURE: 1 lb (16 ozs) ground corn (450g) 1/2 small round recardo (RED SPICE IN BELIZE, GOOGLE IT TO FIND THE CLOSEST SPICE WHERE YOU LIVE) 2 tablsps water (30ml) FISH MIXTURE: 8 ozs cooked fish (mixed) 225g 2 small onion (finely chopped) 1 tsp salt (5ml) 1/2 tsp dried oregano (2ml) 1/2 tsp thyme (2ml) 1 tbsp margarine (15ml)
1 In a bowl put fish and all ingredients. 2 Mix together to combine. 3 Heat frying pan (skillet) add margarine and saute fish for about (5 minutes) set aside. 4 Prepare corn by dissolving recardo in water. 5 Add to ground corn. Mix with clean hands. 6 Take small pieces and make in small balls about 1-1/2" to 2" in size. 7 Flatten balls on a piece of clear plastic (Plastic from bread bag is suitable). 8 Add about a teaspoon of fish filling. Fold over corn (as if making patties). 9 Seal edges well. Fry in hot fat. Turn once. Use as a snack.
INGREDIENTS: 2 lbs all purpose of bread flour (8 cups) 900g 1/2-3/4 lb brown sugar (1 cup) 225g 6 tsp yeast 30ml or 2 tblsps instant yeast 2 tsp sugar 10ml 3/4 cup warm water 200ml 1 cup raisins (optional) 250 ml 4 ozs shortening (1/2 cup) 125ml or 1-1/2 sticks margarine 2 tsp vanilla 10ml 1 tsp nutmeg 5ml 1 tsp cinnamon 5ml 1-1/2 cups milk 375ml 1 egg beaten
1 Set yeast (put to rise). Water temperature should be 100 to 115 F. 2 In deep bowl. Put flour, sugar, seasoning. Make a hole in the centre. 3 Melt shortening or margarine add milk and essence (warm slightly). Do not boil. 4 Add yeast to warm milk. Add milk mixture to flour. Mix with a wooden spoon until it holds together, knead and put to rise. 5 Knead again on a floured board. 6 Cut into 6-8 pieces. Form into round balls. Flatten slightly. (Put in greased baking pan). Let rise until double in size. 7 Preheat oven 350 to 375 F/180 C. 8 Bake for 30-40 minutes until brown all over or has hollow sound when tapped on the bottom. Cool on wire rack.
(variation. powder bun varies tremendously, the ingredients are quite different. Though all that I have tried are so delicious!)
Recipe Courtesy of: Mr. & Mrs. Milford Hendy M & H River Camp & Ranch
4 cups flour 2 cups brown sugar 2 eggs 1 stick butter 1/4 cup shortening essence nutmeg cinnamon 2 tablespoon baking powder 1 small can of evaporated milk
Instructions: Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and mix well. Melt butter and shortening together and set aside. In a dish, beat eggs and vanilla then add to dry ingredients along with melted butter and shortening. Add some evaporated milk and knead to a stiff dough. Roll into little balls and press on cookie sheets. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes at 350 degrees until golden brown.
(SORRY, I WILL HAVE TO HAVE A FRIEND TRANSLATE THIS RECEIPE, I WOULD LOVE TO ATTEMPT HOWEVER THE TASTE MIGHT BE SLIGHTLY OFF! BUT FOR THOSE WHO READ SPANISH HERE YOU GO.)
4 tazas de masa de maíz ¼ de kg. de carne de cerdo molida 3 cucharadas soperas de harina 3 cucharadas soperas de manteca 1 cucharada cafetera de polvo de hornear 1 jitomate ½ cebolla ½ taza de queso añejo 2 dientes de ajo 1 pieza de lechuga - aceite para freír - sal
Procedimiento: Remojar el jitomate con agua caliente. Pelar y picarlo finamente.
Freír la carne de cerdo hasta que se dore. Agregar el jitomate molido, el ajo y la cebolla picada. Añadirle sal. Dejarlo en el fuego hasta que se reseque.
Mezclar la masa con harina, la manteca, el polvo de hornear y sal; amasarla con poca agua. Formar unas tortillas pequeñas.
Para formar los salbutes, freír las tortillas en aceite o manteca bien caliente hasta que se inflen. Escurrir el exceso de grasa.
Levantar la piel de la tortilla, rellenar con la carne y adornar con el escabeche, lechuga y queso rallado. Servir con frijoles negros refritos.
Just a note; A women's (church, I think) group put out a wonderful Belizean recipe book about 25 years ago. I know Mrs. Freeman sold me one, but I lost it in our house fire. Maybe someone could find out where it was printed and do a reprint?
ke....ya got one for coconut cookie deals that they sell at the litle grocery store in front of Lily's kinda, on the main street....there is also a guy who walks around selling them with cashews....I'd love to get my paws on that one. Thanks, CB