World Cuisine

Spicy Fekkas

prep 15 mins, plus resting cook 25 mins
  • 1 packet fast-action dried yeast
  • 1 kg (2 lb) plain flour
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 200 g (7 oz) Gruyère cheese, grated
  • 150 ml (¼ pint) groundnut oil
  • 25 g (1 oz) butter, melted

Tip all the ingredients into a large bowl and mix well. Work with your hands, adding a little tepid water if necessary, until you have a soft, pliable dough.

Form the dough into rolls the size of a fat cigar and place on a greased baking tray. Bake for 15 minutes without browning. Allow to rest for 24 hours.

Cut the rolls into slices 5 mm (¼ inch) thick and arrange on a baking tray. Place in a preheated oven, 180°C (350°F), Gas Mark 6, and brown for 3 minutes.

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