Fried Bake is made with the most fundamental ingredients, yet it is the most delicate dish to master. Many Trini home cooks can share a fried bake journey of making hockey pucks before learning the fluffy puffed-up treat that we all know and love. Fried dough is so popular that it can be found worldwide and comes in both sweet and savory versions. Some examples are Poori or Puri, a fried flatbread from India, or Puff Puff in Nigeria, typical street food of fried dough balls. This recipe, however, is for Trinidad Fried Bake. This fried dough has an iconic puffed-up golden circular shape that is best eaten warm and filled with almost anything. The most famous Trinidad fried bake can be found on Maracas Beach, made fresh before your eyes and filled with chunks of delicious fried shark meat. See our Trinidad Shark and Bake recipe here. We will not debate whether it should be called Bake N Shark or Shark N Bake, but we can agree that this is one of the best ways to eat Fried Bake. This Fried Bake recipe has been tried and tested to make sure you get the most perfect fluffy delicious authentic Trini dish. So how will you have your Fried Bake?
- 300 g All-Purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 ½ teaspoon Brown Sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 2 1/2 tablespoons Dry Active Yeast
- 18 g Unsalted Butter room temperature
- Frying Oil
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