Bokkom bread with lime butter

Recipe from: 3/1/2006 12:00:00 AM

Ingredients 12
Servings 6
Time 40


  • 500
    bread: 4 x 250 ml white bread flour
  • 10
    instant yeast
  • 10
  • 20
    brown sugar
  • 350
    warm water
  • 15
    olive oil
  • 6
    bokkoms, cleaned and roughly chopped, or anchovies
  • 60
    lime butter: butter, softened
  • 2
    dried lime leaves, crumbled, or 5 ml finely grated lime rind
  • 15
    lime juice
  • 10
    lemon juice
  • 5
    chilli flakes


Bread Place the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and add just enough warm water to form an elastic dough. Knead until smooth.

Brush the dough with the olive oil and place in a clean dish.

Cover the dough and leave it in a warm place to rise until double its volume.

Preheat the oven to 200°C.

Punch down the dough, add the fish and knead into the dough. Shape the dough into small balls and place among the ashes of a fire or on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Dust off the smoking embers if the bread has been cooked in the fire.

Lime butter Blend all the ingredients, shape into a roll and wrap in aluminium foil.

Refrigerate until needed and cut into slices.

Serve the rolls with butter and slices of makataan (wild watermelon) or watermelon preserve.


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