Mealie bread

This is one of those popular South African recipes and is great for a side dish at a braai or as part of a lunch box snack.

Ready in

1 hour 15 mins

Serving size

Makes 1 loaf


  • 1 cup (250 ml) coarse mealie meal
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) baking powder
  • 1 cup (250 ml) cake flour
  • ½ tsp (2,5 ml) cayenne pepper or paprika or to taste
  • ½ tsp (2,5 ml) salt
  • 1 cup (250 ml) low-fat maas or buttermilk
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) sunflower oil
  • 1 x 410 g tin cream style sweetcorn


  1. Preheat oven to 180 °C and lightly grease a 1,5 litre bread tin.
  2. Place dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  3. Combine the maas, eggs, oil and sweetcorn. Mix into the dry ingredients until well blended.
  4. Spoon into the bread tin. Bake for 45-60 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  5. Allow to cool in the pan for a few minutes. Turn out onto a cooling rack.


  1. Grate 2-3 baby marrows and add to the mixture. Stir ¼ cup grated cheese, into the batter or sprinkle half on top.

Mealie bread muffins

This recipe is from Cooking from the heart, 1st edition

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