Recipes from Barbados: Salt Bread

Recipes from Barbados

Salt Bread

Country: Barbados
Course: Bread
Makes: 4 large rolls


  • 3 1/2 cups white flour
  • 3 3/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 1/2 tsp turbinado sugar
  • 2 tbsp lard
  • 1 cup water


  1. Put all the ingredients except the water into a large bowl and blend until you get fine crumbs.
  2. Add the water and knead for two minutes, then let rise until doubled in size.
  3. Punch down and divide into four equal portions. Brush with water and turn over. Let rest for 15 minutes, then turn over again and let rest for another 15 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle the tops of the rolls with flour and place them in a preheated 325 degree oven for 15 minutes or until golden (mine took more like 25 or 30 minutes, so make sure you watch them). This is a really soft bread, so your rolls aren't going to sound too hollow when you knock on them. Go by color instead.