Nothing says good morning like traditional Jamaican fried dumplings. There is something very special about recipes that are passed down from generation to generation. This recipe is one of those recipes. My great grandmother taught my grandmother how to make fried dumplings, then my grandmother taught my mother and then my mother taught me how to make this stable dish.
This recipe is one of those recipes that carries so much history. During slavery in Jamaica, these dumplings were packed to take on long journeys. These delicious golden treats are traditionally paired with savory meat or vegetable dishes like rice and peas, stewed callaloo and even porridge.
Traditionally, dumplings are made with All Purpose Flour, but to give it a healthy twist this recipe is made using wheat flour. The truth is, you can't even tell the difference.
3 cups Wheat pastry flour
1 tsp Salt (if using salted butter or margarine use 1/2 tsp salt)
2 1/2 tsp Baking powder
3 Tbsp Unsalted butter (your chosen type)
3/4 cup Cold water + extra if needed
1/2 cup Coconut Oil
Chef Nardia was born into an organic and sustainable way of life. She grew up in an agricultural village in the lush country side of western Jamaica. After moving to the United States Nardia attended and graduated from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Boston. Afterwards she worked in a variety of kitchens in New England and South Florida. Including a stint as Lead Chef for Marriot in Miami. In 2013 Chef Nardia established Lovely Roots Gourmet. A Personal Chef Service centered on organic farm to table meals and clean eating. Her goal is to incorporate tasty health-conscious foods into clients daily lives and help motivate them to return to their "Lovely Roots," a state of natural well-being.
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