Monday, February 16, 2009

How to make delicious Festival from scratch

We posted this recipee back in December but upon the request of 'Anonymous', here it is again.

Yes, you can buy a pre-mixed package from a West Indian store such as Nicey's but this is much more fun.

This golden treat can be enjoyed with any meal, but is especially delicious with breakfast. It has the texture of a donut, but is not as sweet and is delicous when dipped in gravy.

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp. margarine
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. lime juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup oil for frying
  • In one large bowl, sift flour and baking powder
  • Add cornmeal, sugar, nutmeg, salt, margarine, lime juice and enough water to bind mixture to a manageable dough
  • Leave to stand for two minutes
  • Heat Oil in a pan, shape festival into fingers and fry
  • Drain on absorbent paper.


  1. Tell us how it turns out. But then again, you get to eat it with fresh fry fish on the Hellshire beach :)


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