Well, well, look at me making bread and being so happy about it.
Every week I go to the grocery I grab a loaf of hard dough bread and a loaf of potato bread. And before I could turn around, for sure the hard dough is done. Where de bread went?
This firm, slightly sweet bread is a heavy bread that is perfect for making sandwiches. You know a nice turkey sandwich, with cheese and lettuce and tomato. Yum!! Or paired with some jerk chicken to sap up the sauce. And though this may not be the exact replica of the authentic bread, it comes pretty close.
I must say I am especially proud that my bread journey has come to the side where I'm happy to bake. If you remember when I made the Orange Currant Bread I was gloating about this new yeast my mom sent me after I cried so many times about failed baking. And it was a winner.
So now I've started baking up a storm with yeast. All my failed recipes are now working amazingly. I think I also learned some patience too. And can you imagine I'm kneading with my hands now instead of using my dough hook all the way through? I think I'm finally being an adult.
This bread is pretty easy to make. You do not have to have a mixer to make it. You will have to put a little hand work in, though. I've heard a few people say that kneading is so therapeutic for them and I would just shake my head and roll my eyes. But, after having to knead this bread with my hands, hello. All stress was pushed into that bread. I had a tough week, and I put it all into making this mix sticky.
As I mentioned yeast is used, and I've become very much loyal to this Saf instant yeast. The only thing is that my mom sent boxes for me from Tobago and I can't seem to find it here in Florida and online the box doesn't look the same.
Anyway back to this bread.
This is a firm, heavier bread. Perfect to hold a big sandwich and the bread not break. Accompanies pasta and sauce night instead of garlic bread. It's just the perfect sauce dipper.
It's a little firm on the outside, and the inside is such a nice firm but tender loaf.
Now if only I can get my slicing of bread to be perfect.
Guess I can work on this next.
yield: 1 loaf
Foolproof Jamaican Hard Dough Bread
An easy recipe for Jamaican hard dough ("hard-do") bread that is almost a sweeter version of a pullman bread. Great for sandwiches
prep time: 1 hourcook time: 35 MINStotal time: 1 hours and 35 mins
- 1 lb flour
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons instant dry yeast (I use saf instant)
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg white
- Set oven to 350 degrees while dough is covered and resting
- Mix flour, yeast, sugar and salt together
- Slice up butter into small pieces and rub with fingers into flour mix (better if you have a dough blender)
- Gradually add water to mixture till incorporated
- Knead dough till mixture is like elastic (about 10 minutes)
- In a greased bowl, add dough and cover with a damp towel for approx 45 minutes
- Take dough out of bowl and punch down mixture
- With a rolling pin, on a lightly floured surface, roll dough out into as close to a rectangle as possible.
- Then tightly roll dough up and place in greased baking pan (if roll is a little longer than pan, push in ends of roll to shorten roll)
- Leave in pan to sit for 30 minutes
- Beat egg white and brush bread with beaten egg
- Bake for 30 - 40 minutes or until bread is brown in color
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