Jamaican Gizzada recipe

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  • Gizzada
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  • -1Servings+
  • 45 mPrep Time
  • 15 mCook Time
  • 60 mReady In
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Jamaican Gizzada is a traditional dessert, sometimes enjoyed as a snack, loved by young and old.

1 pound(s) pastry flour – > View on Amazon
1/2 tablespoon(s) sugar – > View on Amazon
1/8 teaspoon(s) salt – > View on Amazon
1/4 pound(s) margarine, cold – > View on Amazon
1/4 pound(s) shortening, cold – > View on Amazon
3/4 cup(s) cold water

Ingredients

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Step by step method

  • 1

    Place flour in a large bowl, add sugar and salt and mix well.

  • 2

    Shred the cold margarine and shortening, add to the flour and rub in until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs.

  • 3

    Add cold water to the flour mixture and gently mix to form a pastry dough. Do not knead.

  • 4

    Cover the pastry and place in the refrigerator to relax for about 15-18 minutes.

  • 5

    Lightly dust the work surface with flour.

  • 6

    Remove pastry from the refrigerator and place on the floured work surface.Use a lightly floured rolling pin to roll out the pastry.

  • 7

    Use a 3 1/2 - 4 inch cutter to cut rolled pastry into circles.

  • 8

    Crimp the edge using the thumb of one hand and the thumb and fore finger of the other hand.

  • 9

    Place on a cookie sheet, fill each with about three tablespoons coconut mixture and bake in a pre-heated oven at 205 degrees C or 400 degrees F for 15-20 minutes.

Tips & variations

  • Enjoy after adequately cooled.

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