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Dambie ( the Tswana name for "dumplings") If you can make dumplings with stew, why not with Potjiekos? sample this true African cuisine.


To cover a saucy meat stew or Potjiekos:

  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1 tsp instant dry yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
  • Sift the dry ingredients together into a deep bowl.
  • Add the egg and lukewarm water and mix well for about 5 minutes, till it forms a very soft , sticky dough, rather approaching a thick batter.
  • Alternatively you can whip it up using a food processor.
  • Let dough rise for 2 hours covered.
  • Scoop the frothy, soft dough onto the stew and quickly stroke it to spread evenly on top.
  • Shut the lid and do not lift till ready, about 30 minutes, or else it may implode into a chewy mess.
  • Then insert a skewer into the dumpling, if it comes out clean it is cooked.

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