Bread is a staple food in most cultures across the world, ranging from unleavened flat breads to breads that use baking soda, yeast or sourdough as a raising agent. The main ingredients for making bread is the same the world over: flour, water, yeast and salt. 
 
Hardo or Hardough Bread is Jamaica’s twist on this popular staple. With a sweet taste due to the addition of sugar, it is a firm favourite not only on the Island but also in its Diaspora. 
 
Making traditional Hardo Bread at home is not an easy process as the use of a refiner or pastry brake is essential. This piece of equipment allows the dough to be passed continuously between two metal rollers until the ideal consistency is achieved. This process of refining or milling is important to making genuine Hardo Bread. 
 
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