Mealie bread

By admin
25 April 2015

The perfect side for everything from a weekend braai to a creamy winter soup.

Mealie bread

Makes 4-6 small loaves Preparation time: 15 min Standing time: 1 hour Baking time: 20-30 min

  • 50 g butter, melted
  • 1 kg readymade bread dough
  • 1 can (175 g) smoked mussels
  • 1 can (410 g) whole-kernel
  • sweetcorn, drained
  • 150 g cheddar cheese, grated

1 Preheat the oven to 180 °C and dust the work surface with flour.

2 Grease 4-6 empty 410 g cans with melted butter or nonstick food spray.

3 Leave dough to rise for 20-30 minutes.

4 Knead the dough on the flourdusted surface.

5 Mix the mussels, sweetcorn and cheese into the dough, using your hands.

6 Knead well until everything is thoroughly mixed.

7 Divide the dough into equalsized balls and put one ball in each can.

8 Leave to rise in a warm place for 20-30 minutes.

9 Brush the tops of the dough with the remaining melted butter.

10 Bake for 20-30 minutes or until cooked. Tap the tops of the loaves – they’re done when they sound hollow.

8 Remove loaves from cans. Set aside to cool.

TIP: To give bread or rolls a golden brown colour, brush with melted butter or use a beaten egg instead of the butter.

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