Mealie Meal Pap April 22 2009

Traditional cooked porridge, which is made from finely ground maize meal, is called “Mealie Meal” in South Africa. Ingredients: 4 tbsp pap (Maize Meal) ½ tsp Salt ¼ cup cold Water 2 ½ to 3 cups cold Water Brown sugar, butter & milk – to serve Blend the maize meal, salt & ¼ cup water together to form a smooth paste. Meanwhile, bring 2 ½ to 3 cups (depending on the size of your pot) of cold water to the boil. Once boiling, add the paste to it and stir to prevent lumps forming. Turn the heat down and allow to simmer (stirring occasionally) for about 12 to 15 minutes. Serve sprinkled with brown sugar, a few small knobs of butter and a splash of cold milk.

recipe courtesy of: Lynda at