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Cornbread with farm yellow mielie meal.

Posted in Garden Diary by Jane Griffiths on the May 17th, 2018

I discovered a bag of yellow mielie meal in the back of my freezer a few days ago. My Mom gave it to me – she had bought it from a Midlands farmer.  I grew up eating yellow mielie meal porridge for breakfast and it was one of Mom’s comfort foods. But when I found the bag I thought I’d try making mielie bread with it – another of my Mom’s favourite things. It worked out perfectly – delicious flavour with a great texture. 

Here’s the recipe. 


  • 1 cup stone ground flour 
  • 1 cup yellow mielie meal
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoons salt
  • 2 jumbo free range eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or milk mixed with yoghurt and juice of 1 lime)
  •  ¼ cup melted butter
  • ½ cup chopped hot pickled jalapeños. 


Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. 

In another bowl, beat the eggs until smooth. Add the buttermilk, melted butter and chillies. Mix together well. 

Add wet ingredients to dry and stir until smooth. Pour into buttered mini loaf or muffin pan and cook at 200° C for 20 – 25 minutes, until browned and a wooden stick poked into the middle comes out clean. 

Turn onto wire rack to cool (although they are also really yummy warm). 

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