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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Krummel pap - Putu pap - mieliemeel pap - Zulu style


  • White mielie meal (corn flour)
  • Water (about 1½ to 2 cups per cup of corn flour)
  • Salt

Thick bottom sauce pan with a tight-fitting lid.


  1. Go and get some Iwiza or Impala Maize meal from your local South African shop.
  2. Add the water in the sauce pan and bring it to a boil. 
  3. Pour the pap into the centre in a heap and without stirring and cover the pot tightly.
  4. Then turn the heat right down and allow it to steam for 8 or 10 minutes.
  5. Once a skin has formed over the pile of pap, mix it with a fork. Don't go overboard and close the lid quickly. There should only be some water left.
  6. Replace lid and allow to steam at a low heat for another 8 or 10 minutes. 
  7. The mixture may be quite dry and there may be a small amount of dry pap left. Just a add a tiny bit of water.
  8. Stir with a fork but do not overdo it.
  9. Replace lid and cook on a low heat for 15 to 20 minutes or longer.
  10. Mix again and now add salt to taste. 
  11. Close the lid and leave alone till needed.
Top Tip: Add some butter (not disgusting margarine or whatever they call it these days since people figured out how bad it is for you) and as sprinkle of good quality virgin olive oil on the pap after heating it back up in the microwave for a minute or so. hmmm.

Also!!! Make extra because there is nothing nicer than some cold pap with loads of honey and milk as a breakfast treat. Especially the tacky burnt bits if you had any. You threw them away as you thought it was a mistake? Bummer!  

Now make some yummy tamatie bredie.

canned tomatoes (lots!)
Whatever veggies are in the fridge really
Some coconut (my secret ingredient)
Some palm sugar (my second secret ingredient)

Remember that this is basically a Spaghetti Bolognese sauce so makes loads and add the leftovers to one of the many glass jars you always keep. Tomorrow you can make spaghetti or just add it to some rice. hmmmm.

Add some boerewors and enjoy!


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