Potbrood (Pot Bread)


This easy, basic, foolproof potbrood recipe results in soft white bread with a thin crispy golden crust. The original South African braai bread!


– White bread flour, strong or high-grade flour. – White sugar – Yeast – Olive oil – Lukewarm water – Salt

Step 1

Make the bread dough by combining the ingredients and kneading until you pass the window-pane test. Let the dough rise in an oiled bowl.

Step 2

Knock down the dough, shape and place it into a cast-iron pot. Allow to rise again.

Step 3

Score the top of the soft dough, splash with some water and bake at 200°C/430F for 45-50 minutes.

Step 4

Allow the bread to cool slightly before slicing and serving warm with butter!

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