Jeqe (Steamed Bread) Recipe

AuthorChefLuhCategory
Yields4 Servings
Prep Time1 hrCook Time1 hrTotal Time2 hrs

"uJeqe" or steamed bread is a traditional bread that can be served with stews and soups.

 7 cups Flour
 ½ cup Sugar
 10 g Yeast (1 sachet = 10 g)
 1 tsp Salt
 ¼ cup Oil
 2 ½ cups Water (warm)
Preparation Instructions
1

Place all your dry ingredients in your mixing bowl and mix together well : flour, sugar, yeast and salt.

2

Add the oil and water and mix well. You may use a mixer if you do not have one your hands will do just fine. After mixing you dough should be sticky. Remember to leave just a little bit of oil as you will need this for greasing later.

3

Cover your dough with a cloth and let rise for 45 mins. (Place in sun for best results)

4

Your dough should have doubled in size by now. Knead your dough one more time and let it rest for another 15 mins.

Cooking Instructions
5

Grease your enamel bowl with oil (1 tbsp)

6

Place your dough in your enamel bowl. (Your dough should not exceed ¾ of the bowl. If it does use a 2nd bowl)

7

Place your bowl inside your pot with a little bit of of boiling water and close lid. Allow to boil on high for 1 hour.

8

After an hour your Jeqe (Steamed bread) is ready. Slice and enjoy with your desired stew or soup.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 large Jeqe's

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 500

 

Ingredients

 7 cups Flour
 ½ cup Sugar
 10 g Yeast (1 sachet = 10 g)
 1 tsp Salt
 ¼ cup Oil
 2 ½ cups Water (warm)

Directions

Preparation Instructions
1

Place all your dry ingredients in your mixing bowl and mix together well : flour, sugar, yeast and salt.

2

Add the oil and water and mix well. You may use a mixer if you do not have one your hands will do just fine. After mixing you dough should be sticky. Remember to leave just a little bit of oil as you will need this for greasing later.

3

Cover your dough with a cloth and let rise for 45 mins. (Place in sun for best results)

4

Your dough should have doubled in size by now. Knead your dough one more time and let it rest for another 15 mins.

Cooking Instructions
5

Grease your enamel bowl with oil (1 tbsp)

6

Place your dough in your enamel bowl. (Your dough should not exceed ¾ of the bowl. If it does use a 2nd bowl)

7

Place your bowl inside your pot with a little bit of of boiling water and close lid. Allow to boil on high for 1 hour.

8

After an hour your Jeqe (Steamed bread) is ready. Slice and enjoy with your desired stew or soup.

Jeqe (Steamed Bread) Recipe
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10 Comments

  • Was pleased with the results, since I didn’t know how to make ujeqe. Surprised my family and they were very impressed. Thank you for the recipe

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    • I’ve also find that to be the case, adjustments have been made. Thanks for the feedback Sandile.

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    • I’ve Always wanted to be the best jeqe maker with failure. Through this recipe my goal has been achieved. Thanks to the writer

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  • Worked very well. Maybe too much sugar – I will use about half or a third of this next time. And maybe a bit more yeast.

    I let it rise for two hours, punched it down and allowed it one and a half hours (in a bowl that I was going to use for the cooking) to rise again.

    Used a big stock pot (with a rack to lift the bowl off the bottom). Steamed for an hour a fifteen minutes.

    Very happy with the result.

    umFaan that grew up in Zululand
    Now in Oz.

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