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Botswana dumpling

Botswana- Matlebekwane Dumplings

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Botswana
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Author International Cuisine


  • 3 cups plain flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water


  • Mix all the ingredients together to make a fairly stiff dough.
  • Knead for 3 to 5 minutes
  • Cover the dough, and let stand in a warm place until it doubles in size, this takes around an hour.
  • Knead again for a minute or two and then divide into 10-12 small balls
  • Add into you boiling stew about 30 minutes before it is done cooking.
  • Serve hot!