By John Linn, Tuesday, Apr. 13 2010 @ 7:15AM
As a countdown to the Best Of Broward Palm Beach 2010, coming in May, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No. 34: Bimini Bread from Bimini Boatyard
This sweet, white Bahamian bread has been served at Fort Lauderdale’s Bimini Boatyard
for years. Laced with buttery sugar, the bread used to come as a complimentary snack before each meal. These days, it costs $3 a pop — which is still worth it. The bread is a takeoff of island-style sweet bread that native Bahamians eat with local jelly or cinnamon or even turn into French toast. Most family recipes are closely guarded secrets, and the Boatyard’s is too. It’s sweet, not savory, and best when torn apart hot, the crunchy crust yielding an airy-hot interior. Spread it with butter or eat it plain; either way, this is one of Fort Lauderdale’s rarest historic dishes.