Fry Jacks are a very traditional item served in Belize and many times for breakfast with jam. They are either shaped square or triangle and they are basically deep friend dough. I chose to make them as dessert with honey and powdered sugar. Outstanding!
Belize- Fry Jacks
- 2 cups flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
- 1 cup water
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Honey to drizzle
- Powdered sugar to sprinkle
- Sift the dry ingredients together.
- Cut in the shortening or butter and by hand start working it into the dough until you get a nice crumbly consistency.
- Slowly add in the water, you want the dough to be soft, not sticky.
- Divide the dough into two rounds
- Let rest for 30 minutes.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to about 10 to 12 inches.
- Cut lengthwise into 2 to 3 inch strips then crosswise to desired size
- Heat oil to very hot to ensure that your fry jacks will puff while cooking.
- Fry until golden brown on each side.
- Serve hot with honey and powdered sugar.
- It can also be served with jam, re-fried beans and cheese. A traditional Belizean treat, you are sure to enjoy!