Jamaican Festivals are a stable any Caribbean household. Festivals can be eaten with fish, ackee and saltfish, and other customary Caribbean dishes. Here’s a simple recipe that you can do at home.
What you’ll need:
- 2¼ cups flour
- ¾ cup cornmeal
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ – ¾ teaspoons salt
- 3 Tablespoons or more sugar
- 2-3 Tablespoons soft butter
- 1 cup milk or water (adjust water to form soft dough)
- 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg spice or vanilla extract
- Oil for deep-frying
- 1 cup purple cabbage, sliced
- 4 cups cabbage, sliced
- 2 cups mango, thinly sliced
- ½ medium onion thinly sliced
- ½ red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 2 cups carrots, thinly sliced
What to do:
- In a large bowl combine the onions, cabbage, purple and green, sliced mango , carrots and red bell pepper.
- In a large bowl mix flour,baking powder, cornmeal, sugar, nutmeg and salt, add butter.
- Form a hole in the middle of the dough, add milk, knead dough for about 1 minute to soften.
- Divide dough into about 10 equal pieces and set aside for about 10 minutes or more
- Shape dough like you would a sausage by rolling with your hands
- Place a slit down the side of the dough.
- In a large, saucepan pour vegetable oil, until it is at least 3 inches and place on medium heat until oil is 350 degrees.
- Fry until golden brown about 7 minutes or more depending on size.
- Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper napkin.