Braided biltong loaf

Braided biltong loaf

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  • Makes 1 loaf
  • Easy
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 30 minutes


  • For the dough:
  • 10 g sachet active dry yeast
  • 4 T sugar
  • 2 T salt  
  • 3 cups flour 
  • 1 ½ cups lukewarm water
  • 4 T milk
  • For the filling: 
  • 250 ml sundried tomato pesto  
  • 120 g cheddar cheese  
  • 80 g feta cheese
  • 180 g Woolworths beef biltong, finely chopped
  • For the chilli-biltong butter, mix together:
  • 50 g butter, softened
  • 10 g chili flakes  
  • 25 g Woolworths biltong powder   

Cooking Instructions

1. Mix the yeast and 1 T of sugar into a small bowl and then add some of the water allowing the yeast to activate for 5 minutes or until bubbling.

2. Mix all the dry ingredients together, making sure that it is mixed properly.

3. Slowly start pouring in the wet ingredients whilst mixing with a wooden spoon, once the dough has come together. Turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes. Place in a lightly oiled bowl and allow to prove for 1 hour.

4. Once it has proved, place onto a lightly floured surface and knock it down. Roll it out into a rectangle.

5. Spread the WW sundried tomato pesto, cheddar cheese, feta cheese and then top with the finely chopped biltong.

6. Roll the dough into a cylinder and then cut it into half, length wise and then knot/braid the two halves. Place into a loaf tin and allow to rise until doubles in size.  Once doubled, place into the oven and bake at 180ºC for 25 – 30 minutes.

7. Serve with chili biltong butter.

Photographs and video: Sadiqah Assur-Ismail
Recipes and production: Brita du Plessis
Food assistant: Josh van Zyl

Woolworths' sliced beef biltong is made using a traditional recipe, mildly spiced with coriander, cloves and chilli, and even smoked. All Woolies' beef biltong is halaal. You're spoilt for choice with the options available in store or online. 

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Brita Du Plessis Recipe by: Brita Du Plessis
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