Mealie Bread (South African Corn Bread) By African Bites
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.