Umbhako – Xhosa Pot Bread

Preparation Time 20 minutes
Cooking Time 45 minutes
Standing/Marinating 10 minutes
Serves 1 medium size loaf
450g Cake Flour 3 tsp White Sugar
2 tsp Salt 355ml Warm Water
10g Instant dry yeast
1/2 cup frozen Corn, defrosted


  1. Preheat the oven to 180.C and generally grease a loaf tin.
  2. Sift the Flour, Salt, Instant Yeast and Sugar into a mixing bowl, making sure that they are evenly distributed.
  3. Add the defrosted corn.
  4. Make a hollow in the centre and pour in the warm water
  5. Using a wooden spoon, mix the liquid in to the flour.
  6. Finish of mixing with your hands until you have a smooth dough that leaves the sides of the bowl clean.
  7. Transfer the dough to the loaf tin.
  8. Cover with a tea towel and put in a warm place to allow to double in size.
  9. When it has doubled in size, place in the oven for 45 minute
  10. Cool the bread on a wire rack