Jamaican Endsout Johnny Cakes – Fried Dumpling


  • 4 cups flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1.5 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine

  • 1/2 cup cold water

  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying


  1. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together into a large mixing bowl. Cut in the butter or margarine until the mixture forms marble-sized doughballs. Add the water 1 teaspoon at a time, just enough to bring the dough together with a firm consistency.

  2. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed frying pot over medium-low heat until hot

  3. Break off peices and Form the dough into slightly flattened biscuits, about 2 inches across. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough well, for about five minutes.

  4. Fry the Johnny Cakes, uncrowded, in the hot oil only until they become golden–(Approx abou t2- 3 minutes)

  5. Remove they Johnny cakes with and drain on a paper towels to absorb the extra vegetable oil.

  6. Johnny cakes are usually served for breakfast with Bully Beef or Ackees. (Serves 6)