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Roosterkoek Yeast Rolls Made On the Grill

What is the African bread with the funny name?

Roosterkoek is a traditional bread to accompany a braai.
Roosterkoek is a bread recipe made to grill on a fire in the great outdoors.
Roosterkoek are best eaten piping hot and straight off the braai.

Now let's make a simple Roosterkoek Yeast Roll Recipe

Roosterkoek means as much to Southern Africa as biscuits mean to the Southern USA. An excellent homemade roosterkoek is essential to life itself. Once you have become skilled at making roosterkoek, you will serve it at every braai (BBQ).


Roosterkoek Yeast Rolls Made On the Grill

Easy bread African Recipe

Roosterkoek also known as grill cakes is a traditional South African recipe for yeast bread made on the braai or barbeque grill.

Ingredients
Cake Flour 2 1/4 cups
Olive Oil 2 tablespoons
White Sugar 1/4 cup
Warm Water 1 cup
Active Dry Yeast 1 package
Beaten Egg 1 large
Salt 1/2 teaspoon

Directions
In a large bowl, mix oil, sugar, and warm water then mix in the yeast until dissolved. Mix egg, salt, and flour. Allow the dough to rise until doubled in size.

Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces, and allow to rise again until doubled in size. Over very low coals, lay the roosterkoek dough on the grill, with enough space between to rise.

Bake over very low coals for about 20 minutes, turning often. Insert a knife into the bread, if it comes out clean the roosterkoek is ready.

Finding the right temperature to make the roosterkoek on the grill can be tricky but practice makes perfect.
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