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A Barbadian legend since 1887, and the oldest operating hotel in the Caribbean, The Crane Resort effortlessly marries the old-world charm of its past to all the 21st-century amenities and services expected by today’s most discerning travelers.

Enviably located within The Crane Resort, The Crane Private Residences is perfect for long-term island living, offering contemporary residences and penthouses as well as exclusive access to world-class resort amenities and services.

A secluded, low-density development overlooking Barbados’ Skeete’s Bay Beach and Culpepper Island, Beach Houses has been specially designed to highlight the property’s exclusive location on the 1% of land remaining outside of the island’s protected East Coast. *Please note that Beach Houses is Under Development

Encore Residence Club by Crane Resorts is a select community of residence owners who enjoy exclusive access to a lifetime of luxury vacation and second-home experiences, worldwide.

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Bajan Fried Bakes Recipe

Bajan Fried Bakes Recipe

In addition to being known for its friendly people and beautiful sights, there is no denying that Barbados also has some of the best foods! The combination of herbs and spices in meals, leaves mouths watering and everyone wanting more. One simple delicacy which is sought after by both locals and visitors, is the Bajan (Barbadian) Fried Bakes. These bakes, also known as muffins can be eaten by themselves, with butter, jam, cheese or whatever you choose!

These fried bakes typically have three main ingredients - flour, sugar and water. Despite the simple ingredients, they are little pieces of deliciousness! Other ingredients can also be added to make your taste buds dance more!


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla/almond essence
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups water
  • Vegetable/Corn Oil (for frying)


  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add essence and water gradually to create a stiff consistency.
  3. Heat the oil in a frying pan.
  4. When hot, drop spoonfuls of the mixture into the oil and allow to fry on each side, until each side is golden brown.
  5. Remove from oil and allow to drain and cool.
  6. Enjoy your Bajan bakes!

Hungry? Try our recipe and taste a piece of Barbados and let us know how much you enjoyed them!



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