Friday, September 19, 2008

Caramelized Fry jacks

Not quite the fry jacks in Belize, but I tried... Next time I suggest that the sugar sprinkled on after they are fried.

3 c flour
1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
2 tsp sugar + sugar to cover tortilla
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp coconut oil  + coconut oil for frying

Mix together flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder well
add oil and mix well
add water until ingredients are wet but dough still sticks together and doesn't stick to you hands
knead until dough gets kind of elastic
pat out into a tortilla
cut in half
heat oil until almost smoking
cover tortilla with sugar (after doing it.. it's better if you do this step after frying)
place in oil until puffs up and is golden
yum yum!

In belize they make them without sugar and serve with refried beans and eggs.  They seem to puff better than mine. It's a work in progress!