Category: Basic Breads

Cheese and Corn Braai Bread

Makes: 1 Loaf
Oven: 200 °C / 400 °F
Preparation Time: One hour and 40 minutes
Baking Time: 35 - 40 minutes

Ingredients:
500 g Cake Flour (4 x 250 ml / 4 cups)
5 ml Salt (1 tsp)
5 ml Sugar (1 tsp)
3 ml Cayenne Pepper (½ tsp)
30 ml Chopped Onion (2 tbsp)
1 tin Sweetcorn Kernels (410 g), drained
250 ml Cheddar Cheese (1 cup), grated – reserve about 50 ml for the topping
10 g Anchor Instant Yeast (1 packet)
60 g Margarine
180 ml Warm Water (⅔ cup)
2   Large Eggs, beaten
Method:
  1. Mix flour, salt, sugar and cayenne pepper together.
  2. Add the chopped onion, drained kernels and 200 ml grated cheese and mix.
  3. Add the Anchor Instant Yeast and mix.
  4. Dissolve the margarine in the warm water and allow to cool. The liquid must rather be too cool than too warm.
  5. Add the eggs and beat the mixture together

  6. Add the liquid to the flour mixture and mix until the ingredients are well distributed.
  7. Cover with greased plastic and allow to rise in a warm place for 20 minutes.
  8. Knock the dough down and place into a well greased cast iron pot. Even the dough out in the pot and sprinkle with the remaining 50 ml of grated cheese..
  9. Close the lid and allow to rise in a warm place until double in volume, about 30 – 45 minutes.
  10. Place the pot next to the fire and arrange the prepared warm coals around the pot. Place 3 – 4 coals on the lid. Should the coals be too warm, move them further away from the pot and remove 1 from the lid. Add again, should the coals get too cold.
  11. Check the bread from time to time and bake for about 35 – 40 minutes, until golden brown.
  12. Allow to stand for 10 minutes and turn out. Wrap or cover the bread in a tea towel, until ready for serving.
Oven Method:

Allow to rise in a warm place as per above. Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C / 400°F for 33 – 40 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to stand for 10 minutes and turn out. Wrap or cover the bread in a tea towel, until ready for serving.