Amasi Bread

Ingredients

2 cups lukewarm water
1 1/3 cups Amasi (buttermilk)
1 tablespoon instant yeast
1 tablespoon coarse salt
1 1/2 tablespoons
6 cups bread flour
melted butter

Amasi Bread

Winter doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom! Imagine baking a loaf of bread early on a chilly morning, and then enjoying a slice of freshly baked bread, with dollops of butter and jam as a teatime snack. This recipe is easy and perfect for the novice baker. In a word, it’s simply ‘AMASING’!
3 Loaves
3 HOURS, 45 MINUTES

Method

  • Combine the water, buttermilk, sugar, salt and yeast in a large bowl.
  • Add the bread flour and mix thoroughly using a wooden spoon, until you have a lump-free dough.
  • Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and leave it in a warm spot to double in size – this should take about two hours.
  • Cut off the desired amount of dough. You can make three loaves of bread with this recipe.
  • Dust a portion of the dough with flour and then very lightly knead it and shape it into something resembling an elongated ball.
  • Cover with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap and leave the dough to rest for another hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C and put the rack in the centre of the oven.
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper and place the dough onto the paper and lightly brush the top of the dough with melted butter.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until the bread is golden brown.
  • Leave to cool before slicing.

OK FOOD TIPS:

  • You can leave the dough in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days.
  • Store in the freezer for up to three weeks.