• 500 ml (2 C) cake flour
  • 5 ml (1 t) salt
  • 5 ml (1 t) sugar
  • 10 g packet instant yeast
  • 250 ml (1 C) warm water
  • To serve: Rhodes Apricot Jam Superfine and grated cheddar cheese


  1. Sieve the flour into a large bowl.
  2. Add the salt, sugar and instant yeast and stir to mix.
  3. Slowly add enough of the water to bring the mixture together into a dough.
  4. The dough should be soft but not sticky.
  5. Knead the dough for a few minutes by hand.
  6. Form the dough into a ball and place in a bowl.
  7. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and leave in a warm place until doubled in size.
  8. Knead the dough back into a ball and divided evenly into 10 or 12 pieces.
  9. Roll each piece of dough into a sausage and the wrap the dough around a wooden skewer stick.
  10. Place the roosterkoek skewers on a tray lined with baking paper and leave to rise again for a few minutes.
  11. Cook the roosterkoek on a grid over medium heat coals, turning occasionally until cooked through.
  12. Serve hot straight off the coals with butter, Rhodes Apricot Jam Superfine and cheddar cheese.
Cooking Tip

Roll the roosterkoek into balls instead of wrapping onto skewer sticks. If the roosterkoek sounds hollow when tapped they are cooked.


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