If you're looking to add a South African twist to your traditional white bread, try incorporating droëwors into your recipe! Droëwors, a type of dried sausage, adds a unique flavour and texture that will make your homemade bread stand out. Here’s how you can make Droëwors White Bread, using simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps.

 

 

Ingredients

  • 500g plain flour
  • 300g whole milk
  • 50g sugar
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 9g dry yeast
  • 10g salt
  • 30g droëwors

Instructions

  1. Start by preparing the yeast. Make a paste by mixing 50g of flour and 50g of milk. Let it sit until it doubles in size, then set it aside.

  2. Remove the casing from the droëwors and cut it into small pieces.

  3. In a large bowl, mix the remaining milk, activated yeast paste, butter, sugar, salt, droëwors pieces, and the rest of the flour.

  4. Mix the ingredients and knead the dough for 7-8 minutes until it is smooth and uniform.

  5. Shape the dough into a ball and place it in a lightly oiled bowl. Cover it and let it rest for 1-1.5 hours until it doubles in size.

  6. Once the dough has risen, place it on a floured surface and roll it out to approximately the length of your loaf tin.

  7. Roll the dough into a log and place it in the loaf tin. Let it rest for another 1-1.5 hours until it rises again. Cover with cling film or a plastic bag to retain heat.

  8. For a golden top, brush the dough with egg yolk before baking (optional).

  9. Preheat your oven to 175C-180C and bake the bread for 35-40 minutes until it is golden brown and cooked through.

  10. Remove from the oven and enjoy your delicious homemade Droëwors White Bread!

 

This bread is perfect for sandwiches, as an accompaniment to soups, or simply on its own with a bit of butter. The droëwors adds a savoury, meaty flavour that pairs wonderfully with the soft, fluffy texture of the bread. Give this recipe a try and bring a taste of South Africa to your kitchen!