Appetizer Recipes

Jamaican Boiled Flour Dumpling Recipe

Jamaican Boiled Flour Dumpling Recipe

Some may claim that Boiled Dumpling has no nutritional value, however, no “true” Jamaican meal is complete without a few of them.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1.5 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup cold water

Jamaican Boiled Flour Dumpling Recipe


  1. Sift the flour, cornmeal, and salt together into a large mixing bowl. Add the water 3 teaspoons at a time, just enough to bring the dough together with a firm consistency.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough well, for about five minutes.
  3. Boil a pot with water
  4. Break off pieces and form the dough into slightly flattened biscuits, about 2 inches across. For spinners roll the pieces between your palms into a pen shape.
  5. Place the pieces, uncrowded, into the pot of hot water –(Approx 5 -8 minutes)
  6. Serve hot with other food (Serves 6-8)

You can fry it after you boil it or you can make fried dumplings which are called Johnny cakes. The recipes are below:


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