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Jamaican Hard Dough Bread Recipe (Hardo Bread)

Jamaican Hard Dough Bread Recipe

Jamaican Hard dough bread, aka hardo bread, is one of the most delicious breads you will ever eat. It is especially good when eaten warm and with butter. I remember growing up and getting the warm hardo bread at the bakery. We would pinch and eat pieces of the bread on the way home.


  • 6 cups bread flour
  • 1 pack yeast (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pt warm water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 ozs shortening
  • Milk or egg white for glazing


  1. Pour flour into a warm bowl.
  2. Add shortening to flour & cut in with a knife.
  3. Add yeast, sugar, and salt
  4. Add warm water
  5. Knead until soft and roll-out
  6. Put in a warm place to rise approx. twice in size.
  7. Glaze with milk or egg white.
  8. Bake at 350F until done.

Jamaican Hard Dough Bread Recipe - Hardo Bread - PIN

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