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Festival video recipeClick on the video to watch Tracy cook some Festival or scroll down to see the picture recipe for Festival.
Ingredients1 1/2 cups flour
3 tablespoons cornmeal
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
CookingSieve the flour in to a bowl and stir in the cornmeal, salt, sugar and baking powder
Add the teaspoon of vanilla to the cup of water
Add a small amount of water in to the mixture, work the water in to the mixture with your fingertips.
Keep adding small amounts of water to the mixture, when half of the cup has been added the mixture should resemble breadcrumbs.
Keep adding water until the mixture becomes a firm dough which is only slightly sticky (you should not need to add the whole cup)
If the mixture gets too sticky to work with, add more flour
Cover the mixture and leave to stand for half an hour
Divide the mixture in to eight portions
Knead each portion and roll it in to a small sausage shape
Cover each festival in a mixture of flour and cornmeal
Deep fry until golden brown - this should take about half an hour.
Serve with any Jamaican dish. Festival goes very well with Jerk dishes and spicy fish recipes where the sweet festivals provide a deliciously complimentary taste
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