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                                   Bakes
 
 Recipe By     : Caribbean Cookbook-Rita Springer
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Caribbean
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/2  cups          flour
    1      teaspoon      baking powder -- rounded
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
    2      teaspoons     sugar
    1      tablespoon    shortening
      1/4  cup           water
                         frying oil
 
 Sift flour, baking powder, and salt.  Rub in fat.  Add dry ingredients to
 make a soft dough.
 Knead lightly, with floured hands, if needed.  Break off pieces and roll
 into balls.  Flatten to 1/2 in thick.  Fry in hot oil or bake onna hot
 greased tawa.
 
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 When I leave to rise for the second time, it should be left unitl they are
 almost doubled in bulk, but not quite.  The time depends on how hot and
 humid it is.  An easy test is to take a small ball of dough and drop in a
 glass of room temperature water, when it floats to the top, it’s ready.
 It will probably take longer than 15 min in a cold place.