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trinidad fry bake recipe

Trini fry bake (with yeast and baking powder)

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Fry bake is a circular fried dough that puffs up in the hot oil, making a perfect pocket for any tasty filling. This fry bake recipe is easy to make and you’re done within the hour.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Caribbean
Keyword fry bake
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 7


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • tsp yeast
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter approx. 50 grams
  • ¾ cup warm water
  • oil for frying


  • Mix the dry ingredients together (first five listed).
  • Rub the butter into the dry ingredients to form a coarse mixture.
  • Add warm water.
  • Knead (without folding the dough over onto itself) to form a smooth dough.
  • Divide into 2-inch dough balls.
  • Place on a baking tray and cover.
  • Allow to rest for 30 minutes.
  • Place a large pot on medium heat.
  • Add oil and leave to heat up.
  • Remove one dough ball and lightly flour it and your working surface.
  • Roll out the dough to form a 4-inch or 5-inch circular bake.
  • Dust off excess flour.
  • Add to oil, once hot.
  • Allow the bake to puff up.
  • Flip over and allow to develop a golden brown color.
  • Remove from heat with slotted spoon or tongs.
  • Place in airtight container to trap the heat and steam.
  • Cut along its length to open its pocket.
  • Fill with your preferred filling.
  • Serve hot.