Sourdough Braai Bread

Sourdough Braai Bread

Total Time: 50 minutes - 1 hour

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 - 40 minutes

Servings: 8 - 10 people

Suitable For: Accompanying any braai meal

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!


  • 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


  1. In a bowl mix the flour and salt together.
  2. In a separate bowl mix the sourdough starter and water. 
  3. Then combine all in a medium bowl, until flour is fully incorporated.
  4. Knead then cover with a cloth and leave in a warm place to rise (10 - 15 minutes)
  5. Preheat your oven/gas braai to 180°. If you’re using charcoal braai, it should be prepped with medium coals.
  6. Prep your pot by spraying it generously with non-stick spray.
  7. 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. 
  8. Leave to rise again (15 - 20 minutes this time).
  9. Place on the braai and close the lid. 
  10. 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.


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

Get creative and fill each bun with cheese, peppers, mushrooms, or even chocolate blocks (as a dessert option).

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.