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Bakes (Barbados)

These Barbadian Bakes are made by combining flour, sugar, water, and some spices to make the dough. Fry the dough in oil, and… that’s it. You have an absolutely mouth-watering dessert in under 10 minutes. And a tiny taste of Barbados!
Course Dessert, snacks
Cuisine Barbados
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Calories 1318kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 - 1 ½ cups water
  • corn oil for frying


  • Combine all of the dry ingredients together. 
  • Add the vanilla to the mixture, and a little water at a time until a runny dough (similar to pancake batter) is formed.
  • Heat some oil in a frying pan or cast iron skillet. Only put about ¼ inch of oil or so in the pan, as we don't want the oil coming over the top of the bake when you drop the batter in. If it does this, carefully remove some oil from the pan.
  • Grab a spoon and, scooping up some batter, drop it into the heated oil in the pan. The bake should bubble and rise. Once it's browned on one side, flip it over and allow it to cook on the other side.
  • Remove the bake from the oil and leave on a paper tower lined plate to remove excess oil. Enjoy with powdered sugar, butter, jelly, or plain. 


Recipe copyright The Foreign Fork. For educational or personal use only. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 1318kcal | Carbohydrates: 295g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2259mg | Potassium: 282mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 101g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 651mg | Iron: 13mg