Recipe: Emergency bread with no yeast

Recipe: Emergency bread with no yeast

No yeast? No stress. Here is how you can make a yeast-free bread. 

Baking dough

South Africa is currently dealing with outbreaks of violence. 

Although President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for calm and warned law breakers that they will face the full might of the law, violence continues to intensify in SA. 

Hundreds of businesses have been looted. 

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This has led to many of them temporarily closing. 

Sadly, stores that sell essential goods such as bread have also been forced to close for safety purposes. 

Citizens have also been warned to stay indoors and more people keep losing their lives. 

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Bread recipe

Bread is a staple in most homes. If you are stuck at home and needing to make bread, don’t fret. 

Here is a simple bread recipe that requires no yeast courtesy of

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• 500 g plain flour (regular cake or all- purpose flour not bread or wholewheat / wholegrain)

• 2 tsp baking powder

• 1 tsp salt

• 310 ml milk (or water with a spoon of oil or melted butter).

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1. Mix the dry ingredients. Stir in the milk, and stir the ingredients until the milk is mixed with flour and forms a dough. 

2. Turn the dough out onto your work surface and knead briefly until the dough has a uniform consistency.

3. Shape the dough into a round disc, about an inch to an inch and a half (about 3 cm) thick. Score the top deeply with an X. This is important! Don't make a round ball of dough as it won't cook in the middle.

4. Bake on the hot stone or baking sheet for about 35 minutes until pale brown. 

When ready, it should sound hollow when tapped on the bottom. 


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