Sourdough Braai Bread

Sourdough Braai Bread

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 - 40 minutes

Servings: 8 - 10 people

Suitable For: Accompanying any braai meal

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Homemade bread is always the best way to show your love and dedication to a gathering of family and friends. That’s why we’ve put together this easy-to-make sourdough braai bread recipe to use with any BBQ meal. Without a doubt, you’ll impress everyone!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups white bread flour
  • ¾ cup sourdough starter (either make your own or buy it ready-made)
  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 teaspoons of salt


Instructions

  • In a bowl mix the flour and salt together.
  • In a separate bowl mix the sourdough starter and water. 
  • Then combine all in a medium bowl, until flour is fully incorporated.
  • Knead then cover with a cloth and leave in a warm place to rise (10 - 15 minutes)
  • Preheat your oven/gas braai to 180°. If you’re using charcoal braai, it should be prepped with medium coals.
  • Prep your pot by spraying it generously with non-stick spray.
  • Once the dough has risen, knead again and make fist-size balls. Place them tightly into your pot. But remember to leave room for them to rise while they bake. 
  • Leave once more to rise (15 - 20 minutes this time).
  • Place on the grill and close the lid. 
  • Bake for 30 - 40 minutes, covering the pot for the first 20 minutes. Once the bread is golden brown with a crispy crust, it is ready. Use a toothpick to prick it in the middle if you want to be 100% sure. If it comes out clean, it’s done.

MEGAMASTER RECIPE TIPS

Tip 01 Tip 01

Make sure to spray the inside of your pot lid with non-stick spray too in case your bread rises dramatically.

Tip 02 Tip 02

If you like a more “sour” taste to your bread, use a sourdough starter that has been stored in the fridge 3-6 days.

Tip 03 Tip 03

Wet dough will help produce lots of air pockets in your bread, but is much harder to work with.  A dryer dough will make a slightly denser, less airy loaf, but it will be easier to work with.