• 1/2 pound flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 ounce lard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • oil for frying
  • water

    Sift flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl. Rub in the fat until the mixture is crumbly. Add the sugar and mix well. Pour in enough cold water to make into a dough. Turned out and knead lightly on a floured board. Put into container, cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes. Pinch off pieces of dough the size of a lemon, roll into balls, then flatten into rounds about 1/4-inch in thickness. Heat the oil in a large heavy frying pan, then fry the bakes, a few at a time, until golden brown on both sides.


  • coconut oil can be used instead of margarine or lard.
  • bakes can also be baked on a hot greased griddle or on a greased baking sheets in the oven. (do not pinch off peices of the dough, but rather flatten the entire dough as above and bake)

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