Sweetcorn and Mealie Bread


This loaf is part bread and part cake. Perfect with a cup of tea or delicious as an accompaniment with a hot bowl of soup. The sweetcorn adds flavour and moistness to this loaf. Polenta can also be used in place of the mealie meal. The recipe can be made using a whisk or electric beaters. 
Give it a try. Layer thickly with butter and eat while warm.


Ingredients for loaf

  • 125 g butter melted
  • 75 g sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 280 g white bread flour
  • 15 ml baking powder
  • 3 ml salt
  • 80 g maize meal/polenta
  • 410 g can of cream-style corn
  • 125 ml milk

Method to make loaf

  • Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  • Grease and line the bottom of a 23 cm loaf pan.
  • Beat melted butter and sugar with an electric beater or whisk.
  • Add eggs one at a time and beat or whisk well until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Sift flour, baking powder and salt and add to the butter mixture.
  • Mix ingredients together.
  • Add maize meal/polenta, sweetcorn and milk and mix well.
  • Turn mixture into prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake for 50 – 55 minutes until loaf is well risen, light golden and coming away from the sides of the pan.
  • Cool for a few minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to completely cool.

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