At the last minute before we left home I decided that we needed some yummy mielie bread. To take with for all of us to snack on. This 'bread' isn't really 'bread' - more like a savoury loaf or cake. I make this for braai's...and we have a seriously big IOU outstanding with a certain friend - who I like to thank for help (moving fridges, assembling crazy heavy solid oak dining table, moving house, etc, etc, etc) by 'paying' with mielie bread.
A few pertinent South African-ism's...just in case you were confused about anything...Mielie = corn
braai = bbq
I warn you, this bread is Seriously More-ish!! I always make sure that we have at least one can of creamed sweetcorn in our cupboard. When we need this bread, we NEED this bread.
If you are on food.com, you can also find the recipe here: http://www.food.com/recipe/easy-cheesy-mielie-bread-100512. I have since made a few minor modifications.
Easy Cheesy Mielie Bread
480g self raising flour (or +/- 3tsp baking powder in 480g flour)salt
30ml cooking oil
1 (410g) can cream-style sweet corn
100g strong cheese, grated (we like red leicester and a fair bit more than 100g!)
Grated or chopped onion
Chopped parsley (I don't always add this, but either dry or fresh will do)
* Mix flour, salt & sugar
* Beat oil, eggs & milk
* Add to the flour mixture
* Add the sweet corn, half the cheese and half the onion and half the parsley, mix and place in well greased circular pot, or loaf tin, or giant muffin tins
* Sprinkle remaining cheese, onion and parsley over
* Bake at 180°C for 45-60mins - until a skewer looks dry
* Spread with butter and enjoy
We can highly recommend a slathering of apricot jam on the warm bread!