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Amasi Bread

Amasi Bread

This recipe made from a South African sour milk called Amasi by the locals, is easy to make and perfect for the novice baker.


2 cups lukewarm water
1 1/3 cups Amasi (buttermilk)
1 tablespoon instant yeast
1 tablespoon coarse salt
1 1/2 tablespoons
6 cups bread flour
melted butter


Combine the water, buttermilk, sugar, salt and yeast in a large bowl.

Add the bread flour and mix thoroughly using a wooden spoon, until you have a lump-free dough.

Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and leave it in a warm spot to double in size – this should take about two hours.

Cut off the desired amount of dough. You can make three loaves of bread with this recipe.

Dust a portion of the dough with flour and then very lightly knead it and shape it into something resembling an elongated ball.

Cover with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap and leave the dough to rest for another hour.

Preheat the oven to 180°C and put the rack in the centre of the oven.

Line a baking tray with baking paper and place the dough onto the paper and lightly brush the top of the dough with melted butter.

Bake for 45 minutes or until the bread is golden brown.

Leave to cool before slicing.

About 3 hours preparation (including curing) time
About 45 minutes baking time
Makes 3 loaves

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