I have 4 loaves of bread in my freezer. I tested this recipe from one of my cookbooks and the instructions weren’t clear so I had to test it a few times to get it right. The original recipe was very light which was unlike hard dough bread and more like white bread; I adjusted it and baked a second batch at 4 am. Yes 4 am – my 7 week old decided he wanted to stay up all night so why not bake? Well here’s why not. He finally fell asleep, and so did I and my bread just kept rising, and rising and rising. When I finally woke up I was greeted with a loaf that was over-proofed and therefore was lumpy, bumpy and collapsed in some areas. My third and final attempt was successful; I produced 2 beautiful loaves of bread that were downright tasty. My Jamaican husband gave it a stamp of approval; it is not as dense as typical hard dough bread but it looked and tasted just like Jamaican hard dough bread. We actually like that it’s not as dense as the typical hard dough bread. Let’s just say we ate way too much bread in one week. Bread freezes well so I placed 4 loaves in my freezer which we will eat within the next month. Thank you for reading my little spiel about bread now go forth and make a couple loaves.
Recipe adapted from Culinaria the Caribbean