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Mealie pot breads with curry butter

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Mealie Pot Breads with Curry Butter

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 mealie cobs
  • 2 large eggs
  • 150ml milk
  • 5ml salt
  • 10ml white sugar
  • 500g cake flour
  • 10ml baking powder
  • 15ml olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 30ml mild curry powder
  • 15ml tomato paste
  • 100ml water
  • 250g salted butter, softened

Recipe Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and grease 6 small terracotta plant pots with butter.
  2. Strip the mealie kernels off the cobs.
  3. Roughly grind half the kernels into a coarse paste in a food processor or with a pestle and mortar.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the ground and whole mealie kernels, eggs and milk.
  5. In another bowl, sift together the salt, sugar, flour and baking powder, and then add this to the mealie mixture. Stir to combine, but make sure you don’t overmix it.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the greased pots and bake for 30 to 45 minutes untilgolden on top and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  7. For the curry butter, heat the oil in a frying pan and sauté the onion until translucent.
  8. Add the curry powder and tomato paste, and fry over a low heat for about 1 minute.
  9. Add the water and cook for 2 minutes, or until all the water has evaporated to leave a thick curry paste. Leave to cool completely.
  10. Mix the cooled curry paste into the softened butter and serve with the mealie pot bread.
TIP: If you don’t have terracotta pots, the bread can be made in a muffin tin or as one large loaf.

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