RECIPE: Yummy Mealie Bread – It’s Easy And You’ll LOVE it!


Hey Guys!  I haven’t blogged in a while hey…. ….In my defence I have been trying to find a balance between living, working in two provinces and finding time for blogging.  I’m all for health, exercise and living a balanced life this year.  I hope you have been trying out some of the recipes….

As I was going through the InHouse Club cookbook I saw an array of interesting local recipes including Yummy Mealie Bread recipe. I just had to give it a try and guess what? I loved it….now I’m sharing it with you.

The original recipe includes a cup of grated cheese but I’ve removed it and make it an option for serving.  However, feel free to include it in the recipe.  Happy Baking!


Yummy Mealie Bread


Yummy Mealie Bread Recipe

This wonderful cornbread can be served with a braai, with soup, or even used to make a sandwich.

¾ cup onions, chopped

50g unsalted butter

5ml (1tsp) dried herbs (I used Italian Herbs)

2 ½ cups cake flour

10ml (2tsp) baking powder

5ml (1tsp) salt

3-4 sprigs parsley, chopped

2 cobs sweet corn, remove kernels

2 carrot, grated

3 eggs

315ml sour milk

1 chilli, chopped

2ml black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 200۫C.   Sauté the onion in butter.
  2. Add herbs and leave to cool.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt twice.
  4. Mix together the parsley, mealie kernels, carrot, chillies, pepper and onion.
  5. Beat the eggs lightly with a fork and add the sour milk.
  6. Sift the flour over the vegetable mixture and bind to a dough with the egg mixture.
  7. Tip into a well-greased and lined (with grease-paper) 28 cm loaf pan and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.


Thuli’s Tip: 

Why don’t you serve this bread along with this Chicken Hearts and Vegetable Pie?  It’s a great combo.








About Author


Thuli Gogela is a Food Technologist with 8 years of experience developing products in food manufacturing. She is dedicated to discovering wholesome traditional dishes and recipes with a distinctive taste from different parts of the African continent. Thuli is well known for her food blog, Mzansi Style Cuisine which was established in 2010. She saw a gap in the traditional food market that people were hungry for. From there, it didn’t take long to build her brand. In 2013, she started writing a recipe column for the Cape Times for and has collaborated with some of the biggest brands in South Africa namely, Knorr, Nedeburg Wines, First Choice and Spekko rice. Not only does Thuli feature traditional African dishes, she’s also open to developing recipes, food consultations and brand collaborations.

Comments ( 2 )

  • phumla


    • It was yummy indeed! The chilli and the black pepper gives it a nice kick!

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