January 20, 2017

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If you’ve never had homemade Hardough Bread you’re going to love this recipe! I actually tested four recipes, yes four, to come up with one that best duplicates the store-bought bread. That’s because making hardough bread at home is like making hamburger buns at home. Yes, it can be done, but most people would find it odd to bake one when you can easily buy it everywhere.

However, unless you’re living in Jamaica, hardough bread isn’t always easy to find. And if you do find it, it may not have that moist, dense texture that makes hardough bread soooo good! What you’ll find with my recipe is that making hardough bread yourself it is actually quicker and easier than baking a traditional white bread because it needs less time to rise!

There is one important trick that I’ll share with you so you can make the perfect hardough bread at home!

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Fay

I’ve been cooking Jamaican food for my family for more than 50 years! Now I'm teaching my daughter Angela and you how to cook my treasured family recipes! I'm happy to be of service and love hearing from you so don't forget to leave a comment below.

Fay

11 Comments

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    LaShonda Reid
    April 18, 2014

    Hi Fay,

    Can I use whole wheat flour with this recipe?

    Thanks,

    LaShonda

    • Reply Fay & Angela
      Fay & Angela
      April 19, 2014

      Hi LaShonda,
      I’ve had Hardough bread made with whole wheat flour but I’ve never used it myself. I think you should be able to substitute it in the recipe with good results. Let me know how it goes. Blessings, Fay

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    Marlene Miller
    April 21, 2014

    I am finding it difficult to open up the new web site pages. Signed in under the free 7 day trial for gold membership, but I am not able to open the recipes. I am I doing something wrong or is the site down. 🙁

    • Reply Fay & Angela
      Fay & Angela
      April 21, 2014

      Hi Marlene,
      Sorry you are having problems. We are not aware of any problems with our site currently. It loads quickly. Perhaps it’s an issue with your internet provider?

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    April 28, 2014

    Hello Ms. Faye,Why cant I get into your recipes! Do I have to pay to get your recipes? Could you tell me why I have to pay and sign up to be a gold member.Thanks,Lena

    • Reply Fay & Angela
      Fay & Angela
      May 26, 2014

      Hi Lena,
      80 percent of the recipes on this site are available to all visitors, however we now have a paid gold membership option for those who want an enriched experience that includes some exclusive recipes and videos. This recipe and video is available to all gold members. Click here for a free trial membership: http://www.CookLikeAJamaican.com/register

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    Rnfoster
    January 17, 2016

    Tried this the other day and it came out better than store bought fi tru! Love your recipes mummy Faye. Keep them coming please.

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    scridland
    March 26, 2016

    Miss Fay,

    Thank you for the recipe!

    You were right! The hard dough bread just came out of the oven and I love it. Same flavour and texture as store-bought hard dough bread…or even, as you suggest in your video, a bit better.

    This bread and other the loaves that will undoubtedly follow, are sure to bring joy to the hearts of many of my Jamaican friends living here in Madrid, Spain.

    Thanks again.

    Simon

    • Reply Fay & Angela
      March 27, 2016

      Hi Simon,
      Glad to hear the recipe was a hit! Bread baking is for the brave. Happy to hear everything worked out.
      Blessings, Fay

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    Lati
    September 3, 2016

    Hello Miss Fay

    I’m really excited to try my hand at this as I love hardough bread,however I don’t have a fancy hook to mix the dough how can I get around that without purchasing a new mixer?

    Thanks in advance

    Sharon

    • Reply Fay & Angela
      September 10, 2016

      Hi Sharon,
      Though the mixer is easier you can use your hands and do it the old-fashioned way. But I suggest using your regular mixing attachment to do the initial mixing of the all the ingredients. Hope that helps! Fay

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