Jamaican hardough bread with fried fish

Jamaican Hardough Bread Recipe

Jamaican hardough bread with its soft thick crust is the perfect vessel for your favorite sandwich fixins or buttered with a mug of steaming hot chocolate tea.  But, don’t take my word for it. Give this super easy recipe a try and taste for yourself.  I think you’ll agree that this Jamaican favorite really is second to none.

Just like possibly every other person alive, I love the smell aroma of baked bread. And. Like many of those I am a bread loving carb junkie who has learned to exercise restraint. Nowadays there are endless varieties of bread available in countless stores, of which I have tasted many. Still, in my mind few come close to a chunk of dense, chewy, fresh-baked hardough bread

Hardough Bread with Jerk Chicken
Hardough Bread with Jerk Chicken. 2 Jamaican classics

The concern I hear  most often from novice bakers is
‘I don’t know anything about using yeast.’
Well! I can assure you that yeast is just as easy as using baking powder. Its a simple matter of making sure the liquids are the right temperature (think baby formula for this recipe) and paying close attention to the times in your recipes.

making hardough bread When making this bread timing is essential. a few extra minutes and your bread becomes dry and trashy. Use your oven timer if you don’t have a freestanding kitchen timer.[/caption]

3 loaves of hardough bread
The recipe below will yield 1 loaf of hardough bread. Substitute whole wheat for all purpose flour to make a healthier bread.

making hardough bread

sliced hardough bread
more dense than most breads Jamaican hardough bread is thick, chewy and slightly sweet when made just right.



4 thoughts on “Jamaican Hardough Bread Recipe”

  1. Hi there. I made this almost as directed. Delicious!!! Easy!!!
    I did the mixing by hand.I didn’t even knead the dough.

    Things I did differently. I added powdered skim milk to the fluid measurement.
    Added the sugar and the yeast to the warm liquid and let it sit for 10 minutes (usual way i make bread)
    Added 1 cup of wholewheat.

    I am in the process of making another loaf using bread flour and 1 cup of whole wheat.

    Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thanks for sharing Arlene. I would love to hear, and see how your 2nd attempt works out.

      1. I’ve made this recipe with the whole wheat and bread flour twice since my post! Just a little more dense. Delicious. I am about to make another 🙂

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