Bake & Saltfish – A Classic Guyanese Breakfast

The classic Guyanese breakfast – bake & saltfish with a hot cup of green tea.

Cooking Directions

Whole Wheat Bake (8 – 10 bakes)


  • 3 cups of self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 table spoon of butter
  • quarter tea-spoon of salt
  • 1 table spoon sugar (or less if you don’t want to make it too sweet)
  • oil to fry – enough to keep the bake afloat in the pan

Cooking Steps:

  • mix all ingredients together
  • knead into a dough with water
  • cover with a kitchen towel and leave to stand for about 10 – 15 minutes
  • divide dough into about 10 pieces
  • roll each ball into a 4-5 inches diameter
  • fry in hot oil until golden brown on both side (giving each side about a minute to fry)

Salt Fish


  • 1 lb boneless salted fish
  • 2 eschallot
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 wiri wiri pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fine thyme
  • 2 tablespoon oil for frying saltfsh
  • 2-3 medium red tomatoes

Cooking Steps

  1. Wash and prepare saltfish for cooking
  2. Add saltfish to a pot of boiling water and let it boil for about 10 minutes
  3. Drain saltfish, rinse and repeat boiling process for another 10-15 minutes
  4. Drain saltfish, rinse and transfer to a mixing bowl
  5. Flake saltfish with a fork
  6. Chop onions, peppers, eschallot and diced the tomatoes
  7. Heat a frying pan with 2 tablespoon oil to medium heat, add onions, peppers and tomatoes and fry for about 1-2 minutes
  8. Add saltfish and let it cook for about 6-8 minutes.  Turning frequently
  9. Sprinkle chopped eschallot and remove from heat

I am sure you know how to make green tea 🙂