Different types of bread like coco bread or hard-dough bread are considered the staple food in Jamaica. So, today, we’ll share how to cook the most popular Jamaican hard dough bread recipe.
This recipe is popular for diverse reasons, for example, it can be used for various purposes. It’s a perfect element to make sandwiches. The slightly sweet buttery taste makes it ideal for eating with any side dish like chicken salad.
Also, its firm and soft texture will allow you to make many other items using the bread slices of this bread recipe. Since this recipe won’t necessitate lots of ingredients, you don’t need to be an expert in cooking it. Let’s try this Jamaican sweet bread.
As You Read On
- 1 Jamaican Hard Dough Bread Ingredients
- 2 How to Make Jamaican Hard Dough Bread Recipe?
- 3 Best Side Dishes to Serve With
- 4 Jamaican Hard Dough Bread Recipe
- 5 FAQs
- 6 Conclusion
Jamaican Hard Dough Bread Ingredients
With very few ingredients, you can make this recipe-
All-Purpose Flour (1 pound)
The main ingredient to make the Jamaican sweet bread recipe is flour. Take all-purpose flour of 1 pound. This amount is only to make one piece of bread. If you want to make two, double the ingredients.
Sugar (2 Tsp)
To get a slightly sweet flavour, add 2 tsp of sugar. But not more than 2 tsp.
Salt (1 Tsp)
Adding 1 tsp of salt to the batter will also give a salty flavour. It means, your bread will get a combined sweet and salty flavour.
Dry Yeast (1 Tsp)
To ferment the sugar you use in the bread recipe, add yeast. The use of instant dry yeast will ferment the sugar and will build carbon dioxide. And this process will result in rising the bread dough perfectly. So, take 1 tsp of yeast.
Unsalted Butter (1 oz)
Adding unsalted butter will give a higher rise and crisper crust. Also, butter helps to make the bread soft. So, take 1 oz of unsalted and cold butter.
Cold Water ( 1 ¼ Cups)
You never should try making bread dough with hot water. You must add refrigerated cold water. Here, you’ll need 1 ¼ cups of cold water.
How to Make Jamaican Hard Dough Bread Recipe?
Making this bread item will take a bit longer time compared to other regular recipes. Follow the given steps below to make your favoured Jamaican bread with ease-
To start off, take a saucepan and boil the milk on low heat. Let’s not make the milk too hot. Just let it slightly warm.
Now take a jar and add yeast, sugar, and water. And, mix them well. Once the milk is warmed slightly, add the milk to the mixture of yeast and stir to combine. Ensure the milk isn’t excessively hot. It will spoil the functionality of yeast. Mix all these elements together and set the jar aside to let the yeast start functioning.
Next, you need to go for making the batter. So, take a bowl and put flour. Now add salt and butter and keep mixing them all together. Now add the yeast into that flour mixture and keep mixing them together.
If the batter requires more liquid, add a little water accordingly. The more you knead the batter, the better it will be. Kneading for 10 to 15 minutes constantly will give it a smooth texture.
Now if the dough is ready, take another bowl and brush the bowl with little cooking oil. Place the dough in the bowl and rub little cooking oil over the dough. Cover it with wrapping paper or a small towel and keep it aside for at least 1 hour.
After an hour, you’ll see the dough is raised and become double in size. It means your dough is ready to roll out. Now sprinkle some dry flour on the surface where you want to roll the dough. Sprinkling flour on the surface will help the dough not to stick to the surface and the rolling stick.
Roll out the dough as same as in the picture given below. But don’t make it too thin and ensure the rolled dough is 2cm thick.
Now roll up the dough with your hands as shown below picture-
This time take your baking tin and brush it with oil. Also, brush some oil over the rolled dough. Now wrap with wrapping paper and keep aside for 1 hour. It will become even double in size than before.
When the dough is raised well, place the baking tin into your oven and bake at 375° F. Let this caribbean bread dough bake for 30 minutes.
Remove from the oven when the outer surface of the dough becomes golden brown. Let it cool for 5 minutes.
Now cut into pieces and serve with your preferred side dish.
Best Side Dishes to Serve With
- Cornmeal Coo Coo
- Jamaican Callaloo
- Tobago Carb & Callaloo
- Cassava Salad
- Caribbean Cornmeal Dumplings
- Steamed Cabbage
Jamaican Hard Dough Bread Recipe
- 1 Pound All-Purpose Flour
- 2 Tsp Sugar
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 1 Tsp Dry Yeast
- 1 Oz Unsalted Butter
- 1 ¼ Cups Cold Water
- Take a saucepan and boil the milk on low heat.
- Now take a jar and add yeast, sugar, and water. And, mix them well .
- Once the milk is warmed slightly, add the milk to the mixture of yeast and stir to combine.
- Keep this jar of the liquid mixture aside and let the yeast activate.
- Take a bowl and put flour, salt and butter. Keep mixing them all together.
- Now add the yeast to that flour mixture and keep mixing.
- Now brush another bowl with little cooking oil.
- Place the dough in the bowl and rub little cooking oil over the dough as well.
- Now cover it with wrapping paper and keep it aside for at least 1 hour.
- Bake the dough for 30 minutes.
- Let it cool for 5 minutes and then cut it into slices.
- Don’t prove for a longer period.
- Store your yeast in a warm place.
- Take the proper amount of yeast.
- Don’t rush while storing the dough to set.
How Many Hard Bread Types Are There?
Several types of hard bread are available. Among all of them, 10 are the most popular-
- Rye Bread
- Multigrain Bread
- White Bread
- Sourdough Bread
How to Make Hard Bread Soft?
Place your bread in an oven and turn the oven on at 300° F. Allow the bread to heat up for 15 minutes slowly. Keep checking after every 5 minutes.
You can make the Jamaican hard dough bread recipe for having any side dish. It’s perfect to meet your breakfast, lunch and also dinner. Having slices of bread with jerk chicken or breakfast toast will also increase the taste.
Most importantly, you can store it for up to 7 days after baking. So, once you make it, you can serve for a week which will save your cooking time.