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  • 6 to 10
  • Medium
  • Meat-free
  • 45 minutes–1 hour
  • 15 minutes
  • Woolworths Villiera Carte Blanche

“We serve this with a chicken fat butter, which is difficult to replicate at home. Feel free to serve it with drippings and any fatty goodness you have around.” – Vusi Ndlovu


  • 3 cups lukewarm water
  • 10 g instant yeast
  • 1⁄2 cup canola oil
  • 1 kg white bread flour
  • 2 T salt
  • 1 T sugar
  • For the butter, mix:
  • 300 g salted butter
  • additional flavouring (e.g. chilli crunch, garlic and parsley) at your discretion

Cooking Instructions

1. Prepare a braai with charcoal. You’ll need hot embers.

2. In a bowl, mix the water, yeast and oil using a whisk, making sure it’s well incorporated. Allow to stand for 10 minutes.

3. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients. Add the yeast mixture to the dry ingredients and knead for 10 minutes, then prove for 30 minutes.

4. Shape the dough into 80 g balls and prove again until doubled in size.

5. Arrange hot embers on the base of the braai, then place the dough directly onto the embers. Place a few more embers on top of the dough and cook until golden brown. Turn once and put the embers back on top. Dust off any ash and charcoal after cooking.

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Photograph: Jan Ras
Production: Brita Du Plessis
Food assistant: Ellah Maepa

Vusi Ndlovu Recipe by: Vusi Ndlovu
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Chef and TASTE contributor Vusi Ndlovu is the co-owner of EDGE, a restaurant focusing on indigenous ingredients, reimagined with a fine dining twist and the tradition of cooking over an open fire.

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