Festival is a celebrated tradition in Jamaica. I’m not referring to an outdoor street party, though I adore the festive steel drum music they play near the pool. Jamaican Festival bread is a traditional bread side served with dishes like Jerk Chicken and
I was pleasantly surprised the first time Festival came to the table in a bread basket. The bread is lightly sweet and reminiscent of cornbread. Served with lunch and dinner meals, the unique taste and texture inspired me
You can find a wide range of recipes for Festival on the Internet. However, after trying a few, they just didn’t have the authentic Jamaica taste I was looking for. Some were too doughy, others were dry or didn’t have the light sweetness I was hoping for. After making several adjustments, I finally landed on a version of Festival I think is most like the bread I enjoyed in Jamaica.
One thing I love most about Jamaican Festival bread is how easy it is to make. It requires a few ingredients and about 15 minutes to mix, roll, and prepare. Once you form the Festival into
Give some of my other Jamaican recipes a try here:
I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you’ve made it please share it with me by tagging @culinarybutterfly on Pinterest.
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