September 21, 2021


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Steamed bread – A must-have side dish with an aromatic stew

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Steamed bread is a traditional South African bread that comes in different shapes and sizes. This recipe includes the method how to get your traditional bread in beautiful muffin shapes.

If you do not have an oven, this steamed bread recipe is your answer. It is an easy way for you to make your own bread without an oven. This recipe does not include any baking in the oven but steaming the bread in a pot on the stove.

Even if you find yourself camping in the bush, you can easily make a campfire and steam the bread in a pot over the open fire. That is an awesome way to enjoy the quietness of nature around you while your delicious side dish steams to perfection.

With a few simple ingredients, you can easily prepare your own steamed bread. It is very important that you allow the dough to rise for an hour to ensure that your bread will rise very well.

Serve with an aromatic oxtail stew or any other dish with loads of gravy.

Steamed bread recipe

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Recipe by Carla Zinkfontein
Course: SidesCuisine: South AfricanDifficulty: Easy

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500 g cake flour

500 g whole wheat flour

2 sachets instant dry yeast

2 cups water

2 teaspoons salt

1 cup sugar

250 g rama


Use two separate bowls to mix the dough as there are two kinds of flours then share all the ingredients equally into each bowl. Mix the dough, cover it very tight and leave it to rise for about an hour.After the dough has risen, grease two muffin pans with butter and use a spoon to fill the pans with the dough.Using a big pot cover a brick with plastic and put it in the pot to make a stand for the muffin pan. Then add water (just a small amount of water as the water must not cover the brick. Place the muffin pan close tight and leave to boil for an hour until well cooked.Serve with oxtail stew or any kind of meat and vegetables.


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