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Jamaican Coco Bread Recipe

Jamaican Coco Bread Recipe

For many a Jamaican patty is not complete without a Coco bread. It is used to sandwich Jamaican patties. Here is a simple coco bread recipe.


  • 1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. milk
  • 3 TBS shortening
  • 1 yeast cake
  • 1/4 c. lukewarm water
  • About 3-1/2 c. flour


  1. Mix the cocoa, sugar, and salt.
  2. Add the milk, which has been scalded, and the shortening.
  3. Let stand until lukewarm and add the yeast, which has been softened in lukewarm water.
  4. Add enoughflour to make a dough which can be handled and knead until smooth and elastic.
  5. Let rise until doubled in bulk.
  6. Cut down and knead again.
  7. Shape into a loaf, place in a greased pan, and let rise until doubled in bulk.
  8. Bake in a moderate (350 F) oven for about 1 hour.
  9. Half a cup of walnut meats may be added to the dough at the second kneading.
  10. Makes 1 loaf.
  11. Eat with Jamaican Beef Patty

Recipe by board member “Ackee and Saltfish

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