Mosbolletjie Bread

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Mile 8: A book about cooking

Mile 8

By David Higgs

Published 2018

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Prepare the syrup before making the bread so that it is ready for brushing on the bread straight from the oven.


  • 200 g sugar
  • 100 ml water


In a pot, combine the sugar and water over medium heat and simmer until a thick sugar syrup forms. Keep warm.

To make the mosbolletjie bread, mix together the flour, aniseed, sugar and salt. Add the egg by rubbing it into the flour. Heat the unsalted butter and water together until the butter has melted. Mix the butter/water mixture and must into the flour mixture with a fork. Knead the