Fried Bakes (Floats) Recipe

known as Fried Bakes, or Floats. Though it is called a bake, it is not cooked in an oven. Rather, it is deep fried. Floats is prob­a­bly the most apt name for them because once in the oil, the dough floats to the sur­face and puffs up.


Prep Time: 6 minutes

Dough rest­ing: 30 minutes

Total Time: 36 minutes

Yield: 10



  1. Add flour, bak­ing pow­der, salt, sugar and cin­na­mon (if using) to a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
  2. Rub in but­ter to flour mixture.
  3. Add enough water to make a soft dough. When the dough comes together, knead for 2 — 3 min­utes. Rub the dough with oil and let rest, cov­ered for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Knead rested dough for 1 minute and then divide the dough into 10 equal pieces and form into balls.
  5. HeatChris Bosh Injury: Updates on Heat Star’s Abdom­i­nal Injury. Read more … » oil in a deep pan and let come up to 350 degrees F. The oil should be hot but def­i­nitely not smoking.
  6. Roll one piece of dough into 3 1/2 to 4-inch cir­cle. Add dough to oil — the dough should sink and within 2 sec­ond start float­ing to the top of the pan. Using a long-handled pot spoon, spoon oil over the top of the dough so that it con­tin­ues to puff up, as soon as it puffs up, flip it over. You will notice that it starts to bub­ble and move around the pan. Let cook until the side is nicely browned.
  7. Using a slot­ted spoon, remove bake from pan drain­ing off the excess oil. Add to a paper-toweled bowl.
  8. Repeat the process from until all the bakes are made.
  9. Serve with Fried Shark or Fried (sauteed) Salt FishJamaican Steamed Fish (Recipe). Read more … », eat as it or with cheese, but­ter, ham, jam or jelly.

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