Tue. Jan 26th, 2021

Traditional steamed bread recipe

Also known as Ujeqe, this is a traditional steamed bread recipe.

traditional steamed bread recipe - Traditional steamed bread recipe

Do you think you have tried everything worth trying this lockdown? Wait till you try this steamed bread recipe: six everyday ingredients, six stress-free steps, three hassle-free cooking steps and a couple of serving suggestions.

This is an age-old recipe that does not seem to age. It has been made for generation and is still a favourite. You should definitely try this recipe at home.

Steamed Bread Recipe

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Recipe by Linda GumedeCourse: SidesCuisine: South AfricanDifficulty: Easy

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  • 4 cups cake flour

  • 2 teaspoons sugar

  • 1 sachet instant yeast

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 500 ml luke-warm water

  • vegetable/olive oil (to line the enamel/ stainless steel bowl)


  • Mix all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  •  Add warm water once thorough mixing has been done.
  • Massage until you get an elastic like bread dough.
  • Leave dough to rise for about 30 minutes in a warm place (cover with a clean cloth) so it can rise.
  • After 30 or so minutes it should have doubled in size.
  • Knead dough a few more times, approximately for a minute.
  • Rub the stainless steel dish that you will be using with the cooking oil and put the dough into the dish.
  • Put boiling water into a pot – then place the dish with the dough in the pot with boiling water to steam for around 30 minutes.
  • Cool down before serving.


  • Serve with: stews, soups or tinned fish.

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