Hardo Bread or Hard Dough Bread is absolutely positively DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!

If you have never had hardo bread then, YES you are deprived… (Just kidding) 😛

But seriously… you need to try some STAT!

Hardo bread is a staple food item that can be found in EVERY Jamaican household, whether in another state or country.  Hardo bread consists of flour, water, sugar, yeast, and salt.  Hard dough bread loaves are usually rectangular shaped and can be bought already sliced or unsliced.  The inner part of the bread is white, moist and so soft… the taste is sweet as can be. The outer layer of the bread is light brown and called the crust.

Just imagine coming home from school and the smell of fresh hardo bread wafting the air…. there is absolutely nothing better.

You can find hardo bread at most Jamaican or Caribbean stores… I know in certain Publix’s in Miami you can find them.  I always try and buy some at the Publix by my parents house.

A perfect snack during the day is hardo bread and guava jelly spread on top…. or as a side with some pan Jerk chicken….. OH MY GOODNESS……… Sooooooo GOOD!

If your brave enough and would love to try and make this Jamaican staple please do.

But just make sure to let me know how it comes out below…

Hardough Bread

(From Jamaicans.com)


  • 6 cups bread f lour
  • 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 in warm bowl.
  2. Add shortening to flour & cut in with 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.