*Dombolo, also known as dumplings, is a popular South African dish made from a simple dough that is steamed until light and fluffy. While traditional dombolo is made with yeast, you can also make a quick version using baking powder. Here’s a recipe to help you make dombolo with baking powder.
How To Make Dombolo With Baking Powder Recipe
- - 2 cups all-purpose flour- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 3/4 - 1 cup milk (adjust as needed for desired consistency)
- 1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.2. Add the melted butter to the dry ingredients and mix until it resembles coarse crumbs.3. Gradually add the milk while stirring the mixture. Start with 3/4 cup of milk and add more as needed to form a soft and slightly sticky dough.4. Once the dough comes together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it gently for a minute or two until smooth.5. Divide the dough into small balls, approximately 2-3 inches in diameter. You can adjust the size based on your preference.6. Place the dombolo balls into a steamer basket or a pot with a steamer insert. Make sure there is enough space between the dumplings for them to expand during cooking.7. Cover the steamer basket or pot with a lid and steam the dombolo over medium heat for about 15-20 minutes, or until they are cooked through and puffed up.8. Once cooked, remove the dombolo from the steamer and serve them warm as a side dish or with your favorite stew or sauce.