Zulu, South African stove top steam bread Recipe.

5 cups all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons yeast or  2 x 7g packets

2 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon Salt

2 cups warm-hot water.

1/4 cup cooking oil


put 4 cups flour, sugar, salt, yeast, into a large bowl, pour in warm water and oil, mix until combined it should be sticky. Add a bit of flour at a time until dough is no longer sticky.

Knead dough for about 5 mins until dough is elastic and smooth.

Place in a bowl cover it with a damp towel and let rise until it is about double in size. about 30 to 40 mins usually. punch it down, then place the dough in a greased cooking pot that will fit in a bigger cooking pot and then let it rise again.

Place a cup or so of water inside the big pot, put the small pot with dough inside, cover both pots with a lid and bring water to a boil.

Cook for about 2 hours.

A special thanks to Letticia (a Twitter Family member) for sharing her recipe.

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