Breads and Cakes

Jackass Corn Recipe (Donkey Corn)

Jackass Corn is a thin crisp traditional Jamaican biscuit that is a popular sweet treat due to the easily accessible ingredients.  The biscuit is baked tough. Many say the biscuit derived it name Jackass corn because it is tough and stubborn like a jackass (donkey).


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup  shredded unsweetened coconut
  • ½  cup brown sugar
  • ½  teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½  teaspoon ginger
  • ¼  teaspoon salt

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  1. Mix all ingredients and knead until the dough is formed.
  2. Spread flour on a pastry board.
  3. Roll the dough out thin on the pastry board.
  4. Cut into 2-inch squares or circles and place on a greased baking tin or sheets.
  5. Heat oven to 375F and back for 10-15 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  6. The biscuits will become crisp when cool.


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