This recipe actually was a mistake, but a delicious one at that and now it has evolved to what I'm posting today, stuffed herb hops bread. It happened one day while my wife and I were in the kitchen busy as usual. She was kneading dough to make hops bread while I was making spring rolls. I didn't feel like making the normal filling used for spring rolls so I was being innovative at it all the while. A dash of this, a smidgen of that, some chopped veggies and some grated cheese ...You can't forget the cheese.
An Idea is born
What happened next had me thinking on my feet quickly ...When I went to the fridge to take out the spring roll skins, I saw mold and lots of it and had to throw away the whole pack of spring roll skins. There goes my spring rolls! I thought about the wanton skins but the same thing happened to them as well and so I had to dump that too. Note to self : freeze spring roll and wanton skins from now on lol!! 🙂
So, now I had a bowl of filling and nothing to fill. By then the dough for the hops bread my wife was making had already raised and was ready for the oven. Instead of letting all that filling just go to waste I thought why not stuff the hops bread like a pocket. And, so the idea was born...After a few more tweaks, we came up with our very own recipe for Stuffed, Herbed Hops Bread.
A Stuff Herb Hops Bread
The recipe doesn't end here...I believe you can use anything to fill your hops bread. here are some ideas to start you in the right direction.
Variation for the filling
Make it vegetarian - Add veggies steamed or stir fried.
Make a herb cheese filling - Similar to a cheese paste but without the butter. Add more herbs like parsley, garlic and chadon beni
Use seafood - Like steamed fish, shrimp or lobster.
Use meat only - Like geera pork, kielbasa, curry goat or chicken, even barbecue chicken.
The variations abound as far as the mind can reach. So, here's stuffed herbed hops bread...Fill away! 🙂
P.S. It may look strange, but making the bread with the cake flour made it very soft and nice. Try it.
The Stuff Herb Hops Bread Recipe
STUFFED HERB HOPS BREAD
6 cups cake flour
5 tbsp. lard
2 tsp. salt
2 cup water
2 pk yeast
2 tsp. dried parsley
2 tsp. basil
2 tsp. paprika
1 tomato (seeded and diced)
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
½ sweet pepper, chopped
1 cup pineapple, chopped
½ cup grated carrots
1 pack turkey pastrami, sliced
1 tsp. chive
1 tsp. thyme
½ cup chopped onions
½ cup red onion
3 tablespoon ketchup
1 tsp. soy sauce
½ tbsp. mustard
salt water to harden top
yield 20 stuffed hops bread
Sift flour, add yeast and mix.
Cut in lard, add basil, thyme and paprika. Mix.
Add water and salt slowly. Make a soft dough. Leave to rest for 1 hour.
NOW TO MAKE THE FILLING
Add tomato, sweet pepper, pineapple, carrots, turkey pastrami, chive, thyme, chopped onions and red onion in a bowl.
rate the cheeses. Set aside.
Mix the ingredients for the sauce.
Add the sauce to the sweet peppers etc. and mix.
Add the grated cheese and mix again. Set aside.
The dough has rested properly now and has doubled its size.
punch down and make a smooth dough.
Divide into balls and place on a floured surface.
Flatten the dough about 5 inches in diameter.
Add about 1 tablespoon of the filling.
…then fold in the edges and turnover to form a smooth dough.
Place on a greased baking pan. Preheat oven at 225 degrees F for 10 minutes.
Then bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until golden.
Brush with salt water and bake for another 5 minutes.
Note: the salt water hardens the top.
Voila! Stuffed Herb Hops Bread Trini style.
Stuffed Herbed Hops Bread
- 6 cups cake flour
- 5 tbsp. shortening
- 2 tsp. salt
- 2 cup water
- 2 pk yeast
- 2 tsp. dried parsley
- 2 tsp. basil
- 2 tsp. paprika
- 1 to mato seeded and diced
- 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
- ½ cup Parmesan cheese grated
- ½ sweet pepper chopped
- 1 cup pineapple chopped
- ½ cup grated carrots
- 1 pack turkey pastrami sliced
- 1 tsp. chive
- 1 tsp. thyme
- ½ cup chopped onions
- ½ cup red onion
- 3 tablespoon ketchup
- 1 tsp. soy sauce
- ½ tbsp. mustard
- Salt water to harden top
- Sift flour, add yeast and mix. Cut in lard, add basil, thyme and paprika. Mix. Add water and salt slowly. Make a soft dough. Leave to rest for 1 hour.
- NOW TO MAKE THE FILLING
- Add tomato, sweet pepper, pineapple, carrots, turkey pastrami, chive, thyme, chopped onions and red onion in a bowl. Grate the cheeses. Set aside.
- Mix the ingredients for the sauce. Add the sauce to the sweet peppers etc. and mix. Add the grated cheese and mix again. Set aside.
- The dough has rested properly now and has doubled its size. Punch down and make a smooth dough.
- Divide into balls and place on a floured surface. Flatten the dough about 5 inches in diameter.
- Add about 1 tablespoon of the filling, then fold in the edges and turnover to form a smooth dough.
- Place on a greased baking pan. Preheat oven at 225 degrees F for 10 minutes. Then bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until golden. Brush with salt water and bake for another 5 minutes
Oh yeah one more thing......Serve with one tall glass of Mauby lol!!
And for the facebook fans...the fun continues. If you all keep this up soon I may have to run a competition lol hahaha! I have some real hardcore fans who know dey trini food 🙂
Anyhow, more recipes to come.......... maybe something sweet or milky .....could be both......sounds like another guessing game. Hmmmm......
Ah gone! 🙂
I hope you like this stuffed herb Hops bread.
Boy yuh taking Trini cooking to a whole nother level. Loveeeeee it 🙂
What gives Hops bread it's name. Any clue? I have been asking for a while and no one has ever given me an answer.
This recipe looks like something I make around Christmas! YUMMMYYYYYYY! Great job! I just happen to come across your site! I have recently started my own food blog and Im so happy to find another trini blogger! keep in touch!
omg! i love it. this is awesome. taste grate. thanx !
looks good 🙂
Hummm,you know what i would like to try this with ingredient i like ...
You are a genius