Video: How to make bread in the microwave

Video: How to make bread in the microwave

Here is a great recipe for bread - and the best part is that you can make it in the microwave.

Home-made bread
Mome made bread/ iStock

Treat yourself to some delicious homemade bread.

With millions of South Africans staying indoors due to the lockdown, this is a great time to try out new recipes. 

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Bread is a staple, and many people eat it for breakfast, lunch, and even dinner.

So why not use this period to learn how to make your own bread?

All you need is a few ingredients and a microwave. 

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4 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon instant active dry yeast

1 cup warm milk

4 tablespoon sugar

Half teaspoon of salt

2 tablespoon margarine

Half cup lukewarm water


In a bowl, pour the warm water

Add the yeast

Add sugar

Mix well and leave to rest for ten minutes or until the yeast has foamed. 

In a separate bowl, pour flour.

Pour the yeast foam in the centre of the flour. 

Add the lukewarm milk

Add salt

Add melted margarine or oil

Knead ingredients together for 20 minutes, adding water as you go along.

Tip: The dough must be soft and spongy. To achieve this, you must knead the dough for ten minutes in a mixer or twenty minutes with your hands. 

Cover the bowl with a plastic bag and allow the dough to rise for two hours. 

Remove the plastic and knead for a minute. 

Put the container in the microwave and set it to high temperature. Cook for five to 10 minutes. 

If you want to make quick microwave bread that doesn't require kneading, then check out the video below. 

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