South African ‘Roosterkoek’ Recipe (Bread)

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It is hard to imagine a good old South African braai without ‘ROOSTERKOEK’.  Follow these easy steps and enjoy!


.  1kg white bread flour
• 1 tsp salt
• 1 tbsp. sugar
• 10g instant dry yeast
• 60g butter, cut into small cubes
• 600 ml lukewarm water


  1. Mix the flour, salt, sugar and yeast together.
  2. Add the butter into the flour mixture, rubbing with your fingertips until mixture resembles crumbs.
  3. Add the water to the dry ingredients to form a soft dough.
  4. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic.
  5. Place the dough in a large greased bowl. Cover with cling wrap and allow to stand in a warm place until doubled in size.
  6. Knead the dough again and shape into 12 balls.
  7. Place them onto a greased pan and allow them to stand for a further 10 minutes.
  8. Flatten the balls slightly and sprinkle with a little flour.
  9. Cook over low fire for 10 minutes on each side.
  10. Tap the ‘roosterkoek’ with your fingers and if it makes a hollow sound, it’s done.

Serve with your BRAAI… YUMMY





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