It’s Braai Mistress Month with the Leatherman® FREE™ P2

Words: Crush

This month, Crush and Leatherman® challenge you to say NO to braai master content and YES to braai mistress content. With the Leatherman® FREE P2 in hand, you’ll be able to command the coals all by yourself, and send the men to get the drinks.

The Leatherman® FREE P2 is a multipurpose plier with 19 tools that has been designed with comfort, durability and ease-of-use in mind.

Equipped with two kinds of pliers, wire cutters, a pair of scissors, bottle opener, can opener and four types of screwdrivers, we are fairly confident that you could catch and cook your dinner with the Leatherman® FREE P2. Luckily we don’t have to worry too much about the catching part, so we’ve focused on the cooking part and we’ve chosen to head outdoors and make a delicious Rump Steak Roosterkoek with Chakalaka.

Leatherman® FREE™ P2

Be a Braai Mistress with the Leatherman® FREE P2

At some point in our lives, someone has had a Leatherman® and it’s always made them the handiest and most valuable member of the group. You too can be that person! The Leatherman® FREE P2 was designed to be ergonomically friendly and super accessible. All of the tools require just one hand, making it the perfect tool for multi-tasking.

Imagine you’re at the braai, fielding screaming children and a man-splaining husband (show me a man who hasn’t told you how to braai and I’ll show you the end of a rainbow), Leatherman® makes your life just that much easier by eliminating the need for a million utensils.

How to Use the Leatherman® FREE P2

With this recipe, and at any braai for that matter, you can use the Leatherman® FREE P2 from start to finish. Struggling to get the fire going? The Leatherman® FREE P2 knife blade is perfect for hacking off some kindling to get some roaring flames.

Leatherman® FREE™ P2 tool
Leatherman® FREE™ P2 knife

Two of our favourite features, the tin opener and bottle opener are truly game changing. No more rummaging through your fifth kitchen cabinet in search of the can opener. One tool = zero fuss.

Leatherman® FREE™ P2 tin opener
Leatherman® FREE™ P2 bottle opener

When we say multipurpose, we really mean it. The Leatherman® FREE P2 is the perfect braai tool, because its pretty much the only tool you need!

Leatherman® FREE™ P2
Leatherman® FREE™ P2

Recipe: Rump Roosterkoek with Chakalaka

This roosterkoek is the perfect braai sarmie. You can make it, from start to finish, right next to the fire and enjoy its finger licking deliciousness with family and friends. The chakalaka provides just the right amount of spice and the rump steak will  coat that homemade roosterkoek in the most delectable meat juices. You’ll definitely have this one on repeat.

leatherman roosterkoek



500 g bread flour
10 g instant yeast
12 g salt
1 Tbsp (15 ml) olive oil
1 Tbsp (15 ml) sugar
350 g water

Steak & Chakalaka

oil for drizzling
600 g sirloin steak
salt and pepper
1 x 400 g  tin of chakalaka
5 g chives, chopped (optional)



In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, yeast, salt, olive oil and sugar and whisk to combine. Pour in the water and mix with a wooden spoon to bring the dough together. Tip the dough out onto a work surface and knead for 10 minutes until the dough is smooth and supple. Oil the bowl lightly, then place the dough back into the bowl and cover. Allow to prove until the dough has doubled in size. 

Turn the proved dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Divide the dough into 8 or 10 equal size pieces. If you want to be exact then use a scale to measure out the dough. Take a piece and place your cupped hand over it. The idea is to keep your pinky finger on the surface at all times and make a fast clockwise motion with your cupped hand. As you rotate you will feel the dough come together into a ball in your hand. You should get a perfectly round dough ball. Space the balls out on a lightly floured baking tray and cover with a kitchen towel for 30-45 minutes to prove. They will double again so give them room. 

Braai the roosterkoek over medium heat coals for 15 to 20 minutes. Turn regularly to brown them evenly. When you tap on a roosterkoek and it sounds hollow then it is fully cooked. Set the roosterkoek aside and stoke up your fire with more coals to braai the steak. 


Drizzle the steak with a little oil and season with salt and pepper. Braai the steak over hot coals for 1 minute per side for a total of 6-8 minutes. Use a digital thermometer to check the internal temperature of the steak periodically. For rare aim for 45 ºC and as the steak rests it should rise to 50 ºC. For medium-rare aim for 50 ºC to end up at 55 ºC. Let the steak rest for at least 6 minutes, then slice it thinly.

To assemble, butter each roosterkoek and pile with sliced steak. Season and top with spoonfuls of chakalaka. Garnish with chopped chives and serve immediately.

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