Delicious Mosbolletjie bread recipe

Posted on 15 March 2022 By Chloe Cowley

Anyone who has eaten at Tryn restaurant at Steenberg Farm will remember the delicious Mosbolletjie bread and will leave secretly wanting the recipe to make it for themselves at home.

Executive Chef, Kerry Kilpin has now decided to share it.

‘I first put it on the menu in Autumn last year as the sweet and spicy flavours tied in with our harvest celebration and the changing of the season,’ she said. ‘Since then, it’s been so popular that it’s remained on the menu. It’s easy to prepare at home and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.’ 


By Steenberg Executive Chef Kerry Kilpin

Prep time: 30 minutes 

Cooking time: 40 minutes 

Total time: 1 hour and 10 minutes


  • 450g stoneground flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 45g butter
  • 150ml milk
  • 160ml must or grape juice
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 5ml aniseed
  • 5g instant yeast
  • 4g salt


  • 100ml honey
  • 100g butter


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Combine the milk and butter and gently heat until the butter is melted. 
  • Add the grape juice and egg to the milk and butter. Allow to cool to a tepid temperature.
  • Combine the flour, sugar, aniseed, yeast and salt in a mixing bowl.  Gradually add the milk liquid to the flour to form a dough. 
  • Knead the dough for roughly 10 minutes until smooth and the gluten has developed.
  • Place the dough in an oiled bowl and cover with a damp cloth.  Allow the dough to rise until it has doubled in volume.
  • While the dough is rising, grease a standard bread tin.
  • Once the dough has doubled in volume, divide it into 18 equal parts. 2 rows of 9 balls each. Place tightly next to one another in the bread tin.
  • Combine the honey and butter and melt over a medium heat.  Gently brush the top of the buns with the glaze. Keep the remaining butter to glaze when the buns come out the oven.
  • Once you have prepared your dough in the tin, allow it to double in size again in a warm place covered with a damp towel.
  • Once the bread has doubled, place in the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown.
  • As soon as the bread comes out of the oven, glaze a second time with the remaining butter and honey mixture.

This recipe is best enjoyed warm straight from the oven with butter. Enjoy! 

Pictures: Supplied


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