Cooking on your braai, the basics...

Anything is possible on the braai – soups, stews, curries, pizzas, homemade flatbreads and so much more, as well as the more traditional barbecue/braai foods. On a braai you can grill, slow roast (on the higher shelf), or even stew in a pot (known as a ‘potjie’). If you’ve been inspired by Bake Off, you can use the braai to bake bread or cakes!

Start the fire in the ember box (allow a considerable amount of heat to generate), then shake the box with a poker and allow the embers to fall into the ash pan below. Drag the embers across to the grill and spread appropriately for your ingredients and recipe, you can accumulate more embers for a hotter fire and fewer for a gentle heat.

The grid is best set on the lowest setting for steaks, chops, sausages and chicken pieces etc. Place the grid higher up for roasts, stews, soups and use the Potjie stand for Potjie cooking (the Dutch Oven).

For slow cooking, pizzas, bread, Potjie meals or smoking we recommend you cook with the Braai doors closed and just keep topping up the ember box with wood every now and then. This allows the greatest sustained generation of heat in the Braai, effectively using it as an oven rather than a grill.

Check out what some of our customers have been cooking up on their braais…