Special maize bread
Makes 1 loaf Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 1 hour
A loaf like this is always a welcome gift when you’re invited to a braai. You can skip the sun-dried tomatoes or replace them with a few rashers of bacon you’ve shredded and fried until crisp.
• 1 tin (410g) whole-kernel corn • 200ml grated Cheddar cheese • ¼ cup (60ml) chopped basil • 4 spring onions, chopped • 12 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped • 2 cups (500ml) buttermilk • 500g self-raising flour • ½ teaspoon (2,5ml) baking powder • 1 teaspoon (5ml) salt • 1 tablespoon (15ml) sugar
This is how
Grease a 26cm x 13cm loaf tin and heat the oven to 180ºC.
Mix the corn, cheese, basil, spring onions, tomatoes and buttermilk together well. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a separate dish, then lightly combine the dry and wet ingredients.
Transfer the batter to the greased loaf tin and bake the bread for approximately 1 hour or until a skewer comes out clean. Serve with tomato jam (recipe opposite).