The Spice King’s Caribbean Festival Recipe (Fried Dumplings)

The Spice King’s Caribbean Festival Recipe (Fried Dumplings)

This side item can be served with any Caribbean dish, especially seafood.


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons corn flour (masa)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar or less if you want a more savory festival
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • few dashes nutmeg
  • powdered sugar for dusting (optional)


  1. Sift all dry ingredients together. Add corn masa afterward.
  2. In large bowl, incorporate butter into flower using a fork.
  3. Add vanilla to mixture.
  4. Gradually add water one tablespoon at a time to create a firm dough by kneading gently. (Do not over work dough.)
  5. Allow dough to rest for 1 hour.
  6. With your hands, form 1×3 inch dumplings and place on a floured tray.
  7. Heat oil to about 350 degrees.
  8. When oil is hot, fry dumplings until golden brown.
  9. Remove from oil and drain excess oil by laying fried dumplings on paper towels.
  10. If desired, dust with powdered sugar.