Mealie Bread (South African Corn Bread) By African Bites

Mealie Bread (South African Corn Bread) By African Bites

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Mealie Bread (South African Corn Bread) By African Bites
Yields4 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time1 hr

Mealie Bread is a super-moist cornbread with a rich flavorful taste. Added some basil and smoked paprika to it and leveled up the flavor of this popular African and Southern bread. Truly indulgent in every bite!

A classic South African bread that makes use of mealie (or maize) as its main ingredient, thus the name “Mealie Bread”. This traditional street food is made by transferring the mealie batter in an empty cocoa can (very resourceful eh?) then it is steamed until it’s cooked. Just like making rice cakes! It gives more of a pudding-like texture compared to the baked version that’s more of the crusty-bread side. 

 2-3 fresh corn about 2 cups corn
 1 cup all-purpose flour(130 g)
 ¾ cup corn meal(95 g)
 ½ tsp baking soda
 2-3 tbsp sugar
 1 tsp smoked paprika optional
 ¾ tsp salt
 ½ cup sour creamor (115 g)
 ½ cup milk(120ml)
 2 large eggs
 2 tsp fresh basil chopped

Ingredients

 2-3 fresh corn about 2 cups corn
 1 cup all-purpose flour(130 g)
 ¾ cup corn meal(95 g)
 ½ tsp baking soda
 2-3 tbsp sugar
 1 tsp smoked paprika optional
 ¾ tsp salt
 ½ cup sour creamor (115 g)
 ½ cup milk(120ml)
 2 large eggs
 2 tsp fresh basil chopped
Mealie Bread (South African Corn Bread) By African Bites

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