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Haitian Bread Recipe

As the first meal offers the most nutrition, missing it can result in a sluggish day. But who has the time to make breakfast fresh every morning?

It can be especially tough to find the time when you are working a job or are a student.

In such cases, memorizing a few simple recipes can go a long way. One such recipe to try is this delicious Haitian bread.

Prepare this quick recipe and enjoy its fluffy goodness with your morning coffee daily.

You can also serve the delicacy with various other dishes.

How to Make Haitian Bread

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Haiti offers a variety of unique cuisines. 

Haitian bread is one of their most popular, versatile, and unique dishes.

This Haitian delicacy has a soft yet dense texture.

There are various ways to prepare this bread, and it comes in many shapes and sizes.

You can either make bread rolls or shape the dough into tiny buns. 

People usually prepare smaller buns if they are planning on having them for breakfast.

Also, while this recipe might have a long cooking time, most of it is the wait time for the dough to settle.

Here’s a simple baking guide:

Ingredients

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● 1 ½ cups of warm water

● 2 tbsp of sugar 

● 1 ½ tbsp butter (optional but recommended)

● One package of active dry yeast 

● 1 cup whole wheat flour

● 1 tsp of salt to taste

● 1 tsp of olive oil

Instructions

preparing the dough for haitan bread

While baking, it is vital to follow the instructions strictly.

A shift in the temperature or ingredient measurements can cause the recipe to fail.

So, recheck all the steps and ingredients before you begin.

Step 1

Select a mixing bowl and add sugar, yeast, and water. A large mixing bowl would be ideal since the mixture is prone to spilling.

Stir the mix for about five to seven minutes till it looks more even.

Step 2

Grab your flour and gradually add your yeast mix to it. 

You can also add some salt while you add the mix.

Mix in some water to the flour and yeast if you need to improve the consistency. 

It should take 5-10 minutes to put it together and create a soft dough.

Step 3

Now, take a different bowl and grease it with olive oil. 

Make sure that you coat the bowl’s insides properly to avoid sticking.

Place the dough inside the vessel and cover it. 

Next, leave the bowl to rest in a cool and dry place for just under an hour.

Step 4

Once the dough sets, turn on your oven. Preheat the device to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Meanwhile, you can start working on shaping your bread. 

Before you take the dough out, grease your countertop with some oil.

Place the dough on the counter and punch it until it flattens. 

Make sure you are gentle and use no other utensils than your hands. 

The dough should flatten into a thin square. 

You can also use some flour to get the correct shape and thickness. 

Step 5

Next, cut the dough into even pieces using a knife.

Finally, take each piece and shape it as you please. 

You can twist it, make long, spiral logs, or chop it up to create smaller buns. You can even use cookie cutters if you want to make cute shapes.

Repeat this process for the rest of the pieces before grabbing your baking pan. 

Step 6

Like the other surfaces, carefully grease the baking pan and place the dough balls. 

All you need to do now is put the pan in the oven and let it bake for 25-30 minutes. 

Once the time is up, take out the pan and stick a fork in the bread. If it comes back out clean and non-sticky, the bread should be done. 

Wait for the bread to cool, and serve the warm delight with your favorite dish.

Ingredient Substitutes 

Most bread recipes use general instructions. 

It means that you can often substitute certain ingredients for one another.

Doing this also helps you prepare a meal according to your taste and preferences.

Another benefit of knowing certain substitutes is finding easy replacements for ingredients you may be allergic to.

Instant Dry Yeast

When you shop for yeast in the market, you will find both active and instant yeast. 

We used the former, but you can also select instant yeast.

Vegetable Oil

While most prefer olive oil, you can use vegetable oil to grease the pan and bowls.

Brown Sugar

You can use brown sugar instead of regular sugar since most people find it healthier. 

What to Serve With Haitian Bread

As mentioned, people mostly eat Haitian bread with their morning or evening coffee. However, you can also pair this bread with various other dishes.

It is also a popular side dish for various main courses.

Here are a few food items that you can serve with Haitian bread:

Haitian Coffee

The best tried and tested method to serve Haitian bread is Haitian coffee. 

Lobster Garlic Noodles

Serving Haitian bread with lobster garlic pasta must sound strange. 

Although, you won’t be able to stop once you try it. 

Haitian Mac and Cheese

What is better than pairing one Haitian comfort food with another? 

Serve your fresh bread with this warm and cheesy goodness for a memorable meal. 

How to Store Haitian Bread

There aren’t many options for preserving Haitian bread, but this one works well:

Refrigeration

Whether you choose to keep your Haitian vegan bread on the counter, in the fridge, or in the freezer, it will keep for quite a while.

Bread is fine in the freezer, except when the cold air from the freezer seeps into it. 

Bread gets freezer burn and takes on a freezer aroma when you do this. You can avoid this by properly wrapping the bread before storing it in the fridge.

How to Reheat Haitian Bread

There aren’t many ways to reheat Haitian bread once you freeze it.

Here’s the best way to do it:

In the Oven

heating haitan bread in oven

The best way to reheat this bread is to set it out and let it reach room temperature.

Once that happens, cover it with some foil and place it in the oven.

Bake it for 10-12 minutes for best results.

Delicious Haitian Bread

Delicious Haitian Bread Recipe

Haitian bread is one of the most popular Caribbean dishes and is incredibly easy to make! All you need is some time and the correct instructions.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Caribbean Fusion
Calories 172 kcal
Equipment
  • baking sheet
  • pan or skillet
  • microwave oven
Ingredients
  
  • ½ cups warm water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tbsp butter (optional but recommended)
  • 1 Package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp salt to taste
  • 1 tsp olive oil
Instructions
 
  • Select a mixing bowl and add sugar, yeast, and water. A large mixing bowl would be ideal since the mixture is prone to spilling.
  • Stir the mix for about five to seven minutes till it looks more even.
  • Grab your flour and gradually add your yeast mix to it.
  • You can also add some salt while you add the mix.
  • Mix in some water to the flour and yeast if you need to improve the consistency.
  • It should take 5-10 minutes to put it together and create a soft dough.
  • Now, take a different bowl and grease it with olive oil.
  • Make sure that you coat the bowl’s insides properly to avoid sticking.
  • Place the dough inside the vessel and cover it.
  • Next, leave the bowl to rest in a cool and dry place for just under an hour.
  • Once the dough sets, turn on your oven. Preheat the device to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Meanwhile, you can start working on shaping your bread.
  • Before you take the dough out, grease your countertop with some oil.
  • Place the dough on the counter and punch it until it flattens.
  • Make sure you are gentle and use no other utensils than your hands.
  • The dough should flatten into a thin square.
  • You can also use some flour to get the correct shape and thickness.
  • Next, cut the dough into even pieces using a knife. Finally, take each piece and shape it as you please.
  • You can twist it, make long, spiral logs, or chop it up to create smaller buns. You can even use cookie cutters if you want to make cute shapes.
  • Repeat this process for the rest of the pieces before grabbing your baking pan.
  • Like the other surfaces, carefully grease the baking pan and place the dough balls.
  • All you need to do now is put the pan in the oven and let it bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Once the time is up, take out the pan and stick a fork in the bread. If it comes back out clean and non-sticky, the bread should be done.
Nutrition
Calories: 172kcalCarbohydrates: 26.9gProtein: 4gFat: 6g

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