Overnight bread

Overnight bread

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  • 4 - 6
  • Easy
  • 10 minutes, plus overnight proving time and a further hour’s proving time
  • 30 minutes


  • 720 g brown flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 t instant yeast
  • 1 t salt
  • 1½ cups warm water

Cooking Instructions

1. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl using a wooden spoon. Place in a greased bowl, cover and allow to prove overnight.

2. Remove the dough from the bowl and knock out all the air. Shape into a round and place on a tray lined with baking paper. Cover with cling lm, place in a warm spot and prove for 1 hour until doubled in size.

3. Preheat the oven to 180°C. While the dough is rising, place a 25 cm cast-iron saucepan in the oven.

4. Slip the baking paper with dough on into the hot saucepan and bake for 30 minutes, covered, until crispy.

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Photograph: Myburgh Du Plessis

Food assistants: Bianca Strydom & Keletso Motau

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