(Recipe - compliments Ozzie Snaggs)
Ozzie Snaggs has been employed with Food Etcetera Limited for the past 18 years. Originally he worked on an offshore platform for 12 years but for the last 6 he has been on land. He has been a baker for 31 years.
Hops bread is a traditional Trinidad bakery favourite. You buy your hops-bread, fresh (and hot) from the bakery and eat it usually with ham, cheese or just plain butter. Few people make hops at home, but there's no reason why not.
1lb 6oz Flour
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1 tblsp Sugar
1 tblsp Yeast
1 tblsp Shortening
1 3/4 cups Water
Mix together the flour and yeast
Dissolve sugar and salt in the water
Add water mixture and shortening to the flour
Mix and develop (knead) dough properly
Let stand for 30 minutes
Make into 16 buns and place them on baking trays 3" apart from each other
Let it proof for one hour
Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.