Citizen Reporter
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13 Nov 2021
9:30 am

Saturday tasty treat: Chakalaka pull-apart bread

Citizen Reporter

This mouthwatering chakalaka pull-apart bread recipe can be enjoyed on its own or with your favourite protein dish or a delicious soup.

Chakalaka pull-apart bread. Picture: iStock

Bread lovers, this one is for you. Try this delicious and easy chakalaka pull-apart bread for either lunch or dinner and have it with your favourite protein dish.

This mouthwatering bread recipe can also be enjoyed on its own.

Chakalaka pull-apart bread

Chakalaka pull-apart bread
Chakalaka pull-apart bread. Picture: iStock


  • 1 x 400g can Rhodes Quality Chakalaka Mild & Spicy
  • 330 ml (1⅓ cups) water, warm
  • 1 x 10g packet dried yeast
  • 5ml (1 tsp) salt
  • 5ml (1 tsp) sugar
  • 600g (4¾ cups) cake flour
  • 100ml (⅓ cup + 4 teaspoons) butter
  • 250ml (1 cup) grated cheddar cheese
  • 125ml (½ cup) grated mozzarella cheese

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  1. Place the warm water into a bowl.
  2. Add the yeast, salt and sugar and stir well.
  3. Leave to stand until the yeast blooms.
  4. Place the cake flour into a large bowl and rub in the butter.
  5. Add the yeast mixture and form into a soft dough.
  6. Knead for about 10 minutes, until smooth and elastic.
  7. Place the dough into a lightly floured bowl, cover with a damp cloth and prove until doubled in size.
  8. Knock the dough down and roll into a long roll.
  9. Cut the roll into equal size slices and roll each slice into a ball.
  10. Place half of the balls into a loaf pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray and lined with baking paper.
  11. Cover the balls with a layer of Rhodes Quality Chakalaka Mild & Spicy.
  12. Sprinkle half of the cheese over the Chakalaka.
  13. Repeat with a second layer of dough balls, Chakalaka and cheese.
  14. Leave the bread to rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  15. Bake the Chakalaka bread in an oven that has been preheated to 190°C for 30 minutes, or until the dough bounces back and the loaf is golden brown.
  16. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before turning out.
  17. Serve warm.

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