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Fried dumplings

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Directions Edit

  1. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Cut in the butter or margarine until the mixture forms marble-sized doughballs.
  3. Add the water 1 teaspoon at a time, just enough to bring the dough together with a firm consistency.
  4. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed frying pot over medium-low heat until hot.
  5. Break off pieces and form the dough into slightly flattened biscuits, about 2 inches across.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough well, for about five minutes.
  7. Fry the johnny cakes, uncrowded, in the hot oil only until they become golden--(approx about 2- 3 minutes).
  8. Remove the johnny cakes with and drain on a paper towels to absorb the extra vegetable oil.
  9. Johnny cakes are usually served for breakfast with bully beef or ackees.

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