How to make Homemade Trini Hops Bread

Published on September 29th 2020 by Narandradath Jaikaran.
Last updated on April 1st 2024
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Trinidad Hops bread freshly baked in tray

Trinidad Homemade Hops Bread is a delight to eat and even to serve to your special guests. In Trinidad and Tobago, homemade buns (or bread) are commonly known as "hops". Trini Hops are the simplest way to produce bread quickly and can also be classified as dinner rolls. Very basic ingredients are needed, and it is artisan made. They taste great with your favorite filler such as ham, cheese, cooked meat etc. You will need a large mixing bowl for this recipe.

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
65 mins
12 hops


  • 500g Bakers Flour

  • 270g Water

  • 50g Sugar

  • 5g Yeast

  • 8g Salt

  • 9g Bread Margarine


Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl.

Add water a little at a time until it is all absorbed.

Continue kneading until silky looking. If a small piece can stretch to a very thin pane, it is ready. If not, continue kneading until this test is achieved.

Lightly flour or oil a flat working surface.

Divide into 12 equal pieces. Round each into a smooth ball.

Lightly margarine a baking tray. Place 3 across the tray (3" apart from each other). Now do the same transversely. Spray lightly with water.

Bring a pot of water to boil.

Place the tray with dough and steaming water under a large box or basin. Ensure the dough is allowed to rise freely.

Heat oven to 375 F.

Wait for the dough to double in size. Place it on the middle shelf.

Bake for about 20 minutes or when golden brown.

It can be eaten hot or cooled. Just slice open and place your favorite cheese, ham or meat.

Narandradath Jaikaran

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