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Durban Naan Loaf


The Great South African Bake Off

BBC Lifestyle



  • 480g Cake flour (sifted)
  • 3g Fennel seeds
  • 7ml Salt
  • 50g Sugar
  • 10g Instant dry yeast
  • 30ml Sunflower oil
  • 60ml Melted Butter
  • 1ea. Beaten egg
  • 375ml Warm milk


  • 1ea. Egg (beaten)
  • 15ml Sesame seeds
  • 15ml Poppy Seeds
  • 60g Melted Butter
  • 100g Soften Butter

Preparation method


  • Pour oil, butter, egg and milk into a jug and beat well.
  • Combine flour, fennel seeds, and sugar, salt and mix well.
  • Sprinkle yeast over the flour mixture
  • Mix in gently lifting hands to incorporate air into mixture.
  • Make a well in centre of flour mix, add lukewarm liquid mixture into well.
  • Mix into a soft pliable dough. (Do not add more flour)
  • Knead dough well for 15 – 20 minutes with the palms of your hands.
  • Dough is ready when it lifts completely off bench without sticking.
  • Place in an oiled bowl and cover with oiled cling wrap
  • Leave to double in size in a warm area for an hour.
  • Divide dough into two and form a long sausage with dough, cut into 7 equal size balls.
  • Shape into round rolls and transfer to prepared 24cm round cake tin by placing one ball in the centre and the rest around it in the shape of a daisy.
  • Continue with the rest of the dough.
  • Cover and leave to prove for another 20 min.
  • Then brush with egg and sprinkle seeds.
  • Bake at 180C for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown and done
  • Brush with melted butter.