Dombolo is a South African bread, some think it is a dumpling but it defers in ingredients. Dumplings are a mixture of self-raising flour, milk and oil. Dombolo uses yeast and takes longer to prepare. It can be used in stews, but is best served as a side. The dombolo bread or little buns are steamed in a pot of boiling water – it is not baked or cooked.
ALSO TRY: Vetkoek recipe
- 4 cups flour
- 1 tsp instant yeast
- 1/2 cup sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 500ml warm water
Place a pot of water to boil on the stove. In a mixing bowl, sift flour, salt, sugar and yeast together. Make a hole in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the warm water.
Mix until it forms a firm dough. Cover and let is rise for an hour. Knock the dough down again and place dough in a double boiler tray, steam the bread for about 20-25 minutes or until cooked through. You can make 12 smaller buns or one loaf from this recipe.
Serve with butter or as a bread to curry, stew or soup.