Steamed Bread

In celebration of Heritage Day, Lerato Panyane, a chef lecturer at Capsicum Culinary Studio’s Boksburg campus, recently shared her recipe for steamed bread.

Chef Lerato’s Steamed Bread


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480g cake flour
240g mealie meal
10ml salt
10ml sugar
10g dry yeast
750ml lukewarm water


Mix all the dry ingredients together.
Add the lukewarm water and mix to a soft dough. Knead until the dough is smooth and elastic.
Place the dough down, form into a round and cover it with greased plastic wrap and leave to rest for 10 minutes.
Knock the dough down, form again into a round and place it into a greased round dish.
Knot a cloth around the bowl and place it into a pot of boiling water. Place the lid onto the pot and allow it to boil gently for one hour or until cooked.
Check by using a knife or toothpick and poke in the middle to see if it’s cooked.
Then serve and enjoy with any meat or poultry stew.

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