Friday, November 9, 2012

Mealie Bread

As part of his hands on activities in his SA History studies, our youngest has been baking mealie bread recently. We were pleasantly surprised at how delicious this bread is. 

Here is the recipe:
1 cup mealie meal
1 cup flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
3 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
375ml milk
60ml butter melted

* heat the oven to 220 degrees C
* sift dry ingredients
* beat egg and milk together and add to dry ingredients to make a stiff batter
* add butter and beat until light and well mixed
* pour into greased bread tin
* bake for about 25 minutes
* eat and enjoy while warm

Though the texture is somewhat crumbly, each time he bakes this bread, it is devoured within minutes and thoroughly enjoyed! The proud little baker has also made a variation of the bread by adding freshly picked mixed herbs to the batter and it is just as good!

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  1. Mmm, this looks delicious! What is mealie meal? I wonder if this is something we can find in the US? I'd love to try it! Thanks for sharing at the Culture Swapper!
    -Leanna @

    1. Hi Leanna, mealie meal is flour made from corn or maize. I am sure you will find it there and I hope you enjoy trying it out!


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