(Jamaican fried sweet dumpling)

1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
2 pinches salt
1 egg, beaten (optional)
Ice water
Oil for frying

Mix ingredients together and add enough ice water to make a soft
dough but firm enough to be able to shape into dumplings. Knead
lightly. Divide dough into pieces the size of your littlest finger
and flatten slightly in the center. Fry in 1/2 inch deep oil until
golden brown and cooked through. Drain on towels and serve.