Starters & Light meals

Butternut roosterkoek

1 hour
35 minutes
Wine/Spirit Pairing
Woolworths DMZ Chenin Blanc 2020

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  • 1 kg cake flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 10 g instant dry yeast
  • 1 T fine salt
  • 3 T brown sugar
  • 30 g pumpkin seeds, toasted
  • 30 g dried cranberries
  • 1½ cups Woolworths butternut soup

1. Place all the dry ingredients into a bowl and combine. Heat the soup in the microwave until warm, but not piping hot.

2. Make a well in the dry ingredients and gradually pour in the warm butternut soup, gently stirring using a wooden spoon or a spatula, to combine the ingredients into a soft but pliable dough. If your dough is still very sticky, add a bit more flour until a doughy consistency is achieved.

3. Gently knead for five minutes, then cover and allow to prove for 25–30 minutes or until doubled in size. Gently turn out the dough onto a floured surface and shape into loaves.

4. Place over medium-hot coals and bake for approximately 10 minutes on each side or until golden and cooked through. Serve immediately.

Cook's note: You’ve never eaten bread and soup like this! I put cranberries and butternut soup into the dough to make a sweet, homely bread that’s best eaten straight from the coals.

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Photograph: Willow Tucker

Khanya Mzongwana

Recipe by: Khanya Mzongwana

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