Dola Twisted Bread - Kitui Flour Mills Limited

Step 1

Heat the coconut milk (save 2 tbsp of the coconut milk for later) and water in a small pot. Keep checking it to make sure it is luke warm/warm to the touch.

Step 2

Take it off the heat and add the yeast and sugar. Stir and let sit for 10 minutes or until frothy.

Step 3

In a bowl, mix together flour and salt and whisk together. Add the yeast mixture and oil and mix together. Take the dough out on your working surface and knead for 8-10 minutes.

Step 4

Place the dough in a ball and cover with cling film. Let rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size. Once done, punch the dough down and knead again softly. Divide the dough into 3 equal parts.

Step 5

Roll each part and put the dough side by side and braid. You can use the video above for a visual guide on how to braid the dough.

Step 6

Cover the dough braid with a wet kitchen towel and let rise for 30 minutes in a warm place.

Step 7

Brush the 2 tbsp coconut milk that you had set aside on it and bake in a preheated oven at 200C for 30 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes and then slice and serve.


3/4 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp yeast
1 1/4 tsp sugar
2 3/4 cups Dola All-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup oil