Baking Powder Bread

Baking Powder Bread

Total Time: 45 - 55 minutes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35-45 minutes

Servings: 6 people

Suitable For:



  • 4 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup bran flakes (grounded)
  • ½ cup ground pumpkin seeds (you can use any type of seed in your pantry)
  • ½ cup ground almonds
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 cups milk or water
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Mix all dry ingredients together.
  2. Slowly add the liquid, folding it into the dry ingredients to form a dough mixture. Take care not to stir the mixture too much, to ensure it rises well.
  3. Add something yummy to the mixture for extra flavour, like sweetcorn, dates, raisins or chocolate chips.
  4. Rub the inside of a cast-iron bread pot with butter or olive oil and transfer the dough into the pot.
  5. Put the lid on the pot, but inside out. Place some hot coals on the upturned lid, to ensure the bread bakes from the top as well.
  6. Bake over medium coals for 35 - 45 minutes. Ensure your pot is positioned high enough over the coals so that the bread bakes slowly and does not scorch.
  7. If you are using your oven or gas braai, preheat to 180 °C, then bake for 45 minutes.
  8. To test if your bread is done, insert a kebab stick. If it comes out clean, your bread is ready.
  9. Turn the bread out on a bread rack and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing.


Tip 01 Tip 01

Before baking, brush dough with olive oil, then sprinkle with coarse sea salt and rosemary. This will give you a deliciously crusty, yeast-free bread with a Mediterranean flavour

Tip 02 Tip 02

Take this easy bread recipe to the next level by mixing in whole corn kernels, then top with grated cheddar cheese and rashers of bacon before baking.

Tip 03 Tip 03

Brush the dough with olive oil, then sprinkle with a mixture of sesame, poppy, pumpkin and sunflower seeds before baking. This will give you a nutty, crunchy and super-delicious bread that is also healthy!