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Reggie Dwork <reggie@jeff-and-reggie.com>
Sat, 22 Apr 2023 20:02:49 -0700
* Exported from MasterCook *

                             Bread, Roosterkoek

Recipe By     : James Olivier
Serving Size  : 12    Preparation Time :0:00
Categories    : Bread                           Bread-Bakers Mailing List
                 Ethnic                          Hand Made

   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
   1                 kg  white bread flour
   1           teaspoon  salt
   1         tablespoon  sugar
   10                 g  instant yeast
   60                 g  butter -- cut into small cubes
   600               ml  water -- lukewarm

Prepare your own crispy, grilled roosterkoek steaming with flavour 
when you break it open. Slather with a generous knob of butter and enjoy.

If there is one thing South Africans love, it is a braai. Every 
weekend, it is tradition to light a fire and grill a succulent steak 
or juicy chops over hot coals. Equally important is the side dishes 
accompanying the aromatic meat. Roosterkoek is an old traditional 
favourite that will make your braai experience so much more enjoyable.

Roosterkoek is basically a simple dough prepared under 40 minutes and 
then grilled on the braai over a low fire for 10 minutes on each 
side. The result is a crispy, grilled bread roll steaming with 
flavour when you break it open. The best part is to slather a 
generous knob of butter on the roosterkoek and allow it to melt into 
the warm bread.

The two most important things when it comes to cooking the perfect 
roosterbrood is giving the dough time to rise, and then cooking it on 
coals that aren't too hot. Other than that, it's as easy as pie ... 
or in this case: bread.

Prep: 40 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour

Mix the flour, salt, sugar and yeast together.

Add the butter into the flour mixture, rubbing with your fingertips 
until mixture resembles crumbs.

Add the water to the dry ingredients to form a soft dough.

Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic 
(between 6 and 10 minutes).

Place the dough in a large greased bowl. Cover with cling wrap and 
allow to stand in a warm place until doubled in size. This should 
take 1 - 2 hours.

Knead the dough again and shape into 12 balls.

Place the balls of dough into a greased pan and allow them to stand 
for a further 10 minutes.

Flatten the balls slightly and sprinkle with a little flour.

Cook over low fire for 10 minutes on each side.

Tap the bread with your fingers, when it makes a hollow sound it is 
ready to be taken off.

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 341 Calories; 5g Fat (14.6% 
calories from fat); 10g Protein; 61g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 
11mg Cholesterol; 222mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 4 Grain(Starch); 1 Fat; 0 
Other Carbohydrates.

NOTES : 2022 - 0312