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Pamela Mkhungo
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24 Oct 2019
10:01 am

Recipe: Ujeqe (steamed bread)

Pamela Mkhungo

Traditional steamed bread that can be served with stew and soup.

Picture: Southlands Sun

This bread doesn’t require an oven as it gets cooked using a saucepan and steamer on a stove.


200g sugar
egg white
4 cups flour, plus extra for dusting
1 1/2 cups warm water or any way best suited
11 g sachet instant yeast
3 pinches of salt


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

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

3. Remove from the saucepan and cover with a tablecloth and place in an open bowl.

Variety serving sides

  • Stew
  • Chakalaka
  • Soup
  • Butter

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