Steamed Zulu bread with chicken dumplings in harissa broth

Steamed Zulu bread with chicken dumplings in harissa broth

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  • 4
  • Medium
  • Dairy free
  • 1 hour
  • 1 1⁄2 hours
  • Woolworths Chenin Blanc Sur Lie 2013 (Simonsig Estate)


  • 300 g cake flour
  • 1 T sugar
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 T instant yeast
  • 1⁄2 t salt
  • red salad onions, thinly sliced, to garnish
  • mint, to garnish
  • microgreens, to garnish
  • For the chicken dumplings in harissa broth:
  • 500 g chicken sausage
  • 4 T coriander chopped
  • 1 t salt
  • 4 T harissa paste
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Cooking Instructions

1 Mix the flour, sugar, water, yeast and salt to form a very loose dough. Knead the dough for 10 minutes by gripping it and slapping it against the side of the mixing bowl. Place the dough into a clean, greased plastic shopping bag and knot closed. Place in a warm area for about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.

2 Place a steamer over a saucepan of simmering water. Place the bag containing the dough inside the steamer and steam for 1 hour, or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

3 To make the chicken dumplings and harissa broth, remove the sausage meat from the casings and place in a mixing bowl. Add the coriander and salt and mix through. Divide the mixture into balls. Place a steamer over a saucepan of simmering water and steam the dumplings for 5–7 minutes, or until firm and cooked through. Place the harissa paste and chicken stock in a saucepan over a medium heat and bring to a simmer. Season to taste. Add the cooked dumplings and garnish with the onions, mint and microgreens.

4 Serve with the bread.

Abigail Donnelly Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly
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    Maphefo Moloi
    April 14, 2015

    Steamed Zulu bread reads like ordinary dumpling.