easy dombolo recipe (steamed bread) - step by step guide

This is one of my favourite things to eat, idombolo is not only tasty, its also very easy to make. All you need is 5 ingredients.

What you’ll need:

7 cups flour

1 cup sugar

pinch of salt

1 sachet yeast

jug of warm water

Method:

Add yeast to your warm water in a jug. Leave for a few minutes, allow it to foam.

In a large bowl, add flour, sugar, salt. Pour in yeast mixture slowly.

Easy dombolo recipe (steamed bread) - A step by step guide

Combine the ingredients with your hands (clean hands).

Easy dombolo recipe (steamed bread) - A step by step guide

If its dry, keep pouring the warm water and mix until you’ve got a soft dough but not runny.

Easy dombolo recipe (steamed bread) – A step by step guide

Now knead the dough until elastic and smooth.

Easy dombolo recipe (steamed bread) – A step by step guide

Coat your cling-wrap with a tablespoon of oil.

Easy dombolo recipe (steamed bread) – A step by step guide

Cover the bowl with oiled cling-wrap, find a warm spot in the house to place your bowl. Now cover entire bowl with thick dishcloths.

Easy dombolo recipe (steamed bread) – A step by step guide

Let it rest until it doubles in size. I usually leave it for 5 hours, my aunt leaves hers overnight.

Easy dombolo recipe (steamed bread) – A step by step guide

Punch your dough in the center.

Easy dombolo recipe (steamed bread) – A step by step guide

Place dough in greased enamel bowl, fill a pot with water and steam with a lid on for 1 hour.

Easy dombolo recipe (steamed bread) – A step by step guide

Use a toothpick to check if idombolo is cooked. If the toothpick comes out clean, then your dombolo is ready.