Recipes from Curacao: Pan Sera (Hard Bread)

Recipes from Curacao

Pan Sera (Hard Bread)

Country: Curacao
Course: Bread
Makes: 5 breads


  • 1 2/3 tsp active dry yeast
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp shortening
  • 1 cup water


  1. Sift together the flour, sugar and salt. Now add the shortening and water and knead for 20 minutes.
  2. Divide the dough up so that each piece weighs roughly 7 ounces. Roll into balls and then cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place for 10 minutes. Flatten each ball with your hand and score the tops with a knife or fork.
  3. Grease a baking sheet and sprinkle with flour. Transfer the breads to the baking sheet and bake at 250 degrees until done.