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Trini White Bread Recipe

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This popular Trini white bread recipe only requires a few ingredients and a couple hours to make a soft loaf bread that’s perfect as slices for your favorite sandwiches.
Course Bread
Cuisine Caribbean
Keyword Trinidad white bread recipe, white bread
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Proofing Time 2 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 5 mins
Servings 10 slices
Calories 161
Author We Trini Food


  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp yeast
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp shortening (15 grams)
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¾ cup water (¼ cup hot water and ½ cup lukewarm water)


  • Mix ¼ cup boiling water and shortening in a small bowl. Stir.
  • Set aside to come to room temperature (approx. 30 minutes).
  • Mix ½ cup lukewarm water, sugar and yeast in a small bowl.
  • Set aside for the yeast to activate (approx. 15 minutes).
  • Add flour and salt to a large bowl. Combine thoroughly. Make a well in the center.
  • Pour the milk, cooled water and shortening mixture and activated yeast into the flour well.
  • Combine.
  • Place the dough onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Press on the dough with the base of the palm, while kneading, pushing the dough and rolling it back onto itself. Form a smooth, soft dough.
  • Place in a large oiled bowl. Brush the top of the dough with oil.
  • Cover. Leave to rise for 1½ hours.
  • Uncover and punch down the dough.
  • Place onto a floured surface.
  • Roll out the dough, forming a small rectangle (the shorter edge should be the length of your loaf pan).
  • Roll the dough tightly onto itself for a loaf.
  • Place in a greased loaf pan.
  • Cover. Leave to rise for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven at 375ºF.
  • Add water in a small bowl and place inside the oven (below the bread).
  • Bake the loaf for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven. Place onto a cooling rack.
  • Cool completely before slicing.