This mieliepap recipe is what Esme uses to make mieliepap in our home.
- 5 – 6 cups water (1/2 water, 1/2 milk for cereal)
- 1 cup corn flour
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tbsp butter (optional, but it makes it taste better)
- Boil the water in a pot and add the salt and butter. Slowly stir in the flour with a wok or fork. Turn the heat to medium and wait for your pap to start bubbling. Cover the pot with a lid and let the pap simmer for 30 – 45 minutes. (The longer and slower it steams, the better the taste.)
- This can be eaten with milk and sugar for breakfast, or with brown gravy and braaivleis (BBQ’d meat).
There is another version of mieliepap called “krummelpap”, which is a drier, more crumbed version that is favored in many parts of South Africa. It is usually covered with tomato & onion gravy and enjoyed with braaivleis. Here is a krummelpap recipe.