- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 3/4 cup of water
- Vegetable oil for frying
- In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Gradually add water to the dry ingredients, mixing well until a smooth dough forms. Knead the dough for a few minutes until it becomes elastic.
- Divide the dough into small balls, about the size of a golf ball. Cover the dough balls with a damp cloth and let them rest for 10-15 minutes.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out each dough ball into a thin circle or rectangle shape.
- In a deep pan or skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Make sure there is enough oil to submerge the fry jacks.
- Carefully place the rolled-out dough into the hot oil and fry until golden brown on each side, turning once. This should take about 1-2 minutes per side.
- Remove the fry jacks from the oil and place them on paper towels to absorb excess oil.
- Serve the fry jacks warm with your choice of toppings, such as honey, jam, or savory fillings like beans and cheese.
Note: Fry jacks are a popular breakfast item in Belize and can be enjoyed in various ways, both sweet and savory.