Special Occasion

Pan de Jamón (Ham Bread)
60 minutes
Pan de Jamón is another famous dish that is served especially during the December holidays in the Caribbean. It is a rolled bread filled with bacon, ham, olives, caper, and raisins. A delicious snack to share with your family and friends.

Bread Dough:

2 1/2 Pound Self Rising Flour 

5oz Sugar

2 1/2oz Butter

2 1/2oz Crisco Shortening 

1oz Salt

1oz Instant Yeast

3oz Powder Milk

3 Egg Yolk

+/- 3 Cup Cold Water


1 pack Bacon

1/2 Ham Sliced

3oz Honey Mustard

Olives according to your taste

Capers according to your taste

Raisins according to your taste

2 Bell Pepper Sliced (Red, Green or Yellow)

1 Egg


Preheat oven at 350 degrees.

Preparing time is 20 minutes and cooking time is approximately 40 minutes.

  • Add flour, sugar, butter, Crisco shortening, yeast and powder milk into a bowl and bring to mix.
  • Add cold water slowly into the mixture and continue mixing.
  • Add salt slowly while mixing.
  • When bread dough is ready, pour flour in a flat surface to spead and flatten the dough.
  • When dough is ready, spread honey mustard evenly on the dough.
  • Cut vertical pieces on the bottom of the dough (this is to "tie" the dough when it's fully rolled up).
  • Place bacon and ham evenly on dough.
  • Place olives, capers, raisins and bell pepper evenly and according to liking.
  • After all ingredients are placed in the dough, the rolling of the dough will begin. The dough needs to be pulled towards you and rolled (to make it tight), and continue on.
  • When reached the bottom, place the vertical cuts (criss/cross) over the rolled dough to hold the dough intact.
  • Place dough on a flat baking dish and spread egg on dough.
  • Place dish in the oven and bake for 30/40 minute until golden brown.