Mandazi bread

September 19, 2007 (Last Updated: January 14, 2019)

This warm and spicy bread is delicious with any drink and makes a welcome change from cheese straws.

Mandazi bread

Serves: 30


  • 800g cake flour
  • 10g dry yeast
  • 15ml sugar
  • 25ml cumin seeds, roasted
  • 25ml caraway seeds, roasted
  • 12ml salt
  • 280ml hot (not boiling) water
  • 60ml olive oil
  • 750ml sunflower oil



Combine the flour, yeast, sugar, seeds and salt in a bowl.


Add the water and olive oil and mix together to form a sticky dough.


Knead the dough for 10 minutes on a floured surface. Return to the bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size.


Roll out a 30cm square (about 1cm thick) of dough onto a floured surface. Cut into long strips. Place in boiling-hot sunflower oil until puffed up and golden, and serve immediately.



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