Cheese and herb mielie pap “muffins”

August 13, 2010 in Baking


Cheese and herb mielie pap “muffins” topped with sweet roasted tomatoes


A stylish way to serve mielie pap. Serve with stews and casseroles, with your braai or even on it’s own!


To cook the pap:

750 ml  pap

1.5 L  boiling water

5 ml     salt


Bring to a simmer and stir until thickened. Cover and allow to steam for 5 minutes. Allow to cool slightly.


5 ml mixed herbs

Ina’s Seasoned salt

25 ml olive oil

250 ml grated cheddar cheese

2 eggs, beaten.


Preheat the oven to 200°C.

Add all the ingredients to the cooled pap. Squash into a greased muffin tray. Bake for 25 minutes. Top with roasted tomatoes and wild rocket.


 Sweet Roasted tomatoes


250 g Rosa tomatoes

10 ml Olive oil

25 ml balsamic vinegar

5 ml brown sugar

Salt and pepper

Some fresh or dried rosemary



Place all the ingredients in a baking tray, make sure the tomatoes are well coated.

Roast for 20 minutes at 200 degrees or until soft and slightly charred.


And here you go, pimped up mielie pap!


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P.s. I feel the need to write why I feel blessed! Very random, but this is what comes to mind…


I love my husband and our two boys – fred and Charlie

I love our families

I love our friends

I love my job because I’m in love with food

I’m grateful that my brother is doing much better

I’m grateful for my recovery and health.

I love our little house

I’m grateful that hubby puts up with my mad cooking attacks

I’m grateful for our warm bed at night and the electric blanket!

I love coffee – even though it gives me migraines

I’m grateful for the creation of bread

and olive oil

and balsamic vinegar

I love Cape Town

I’m so proud of little Fred, he loves eating rocket and carrots – my little vegetarian pug!

I’m so grateful that my siamese cat graces us with his presence every night and sleeps between his mom and dad.


Have a great weekend all


hugs C x


Copyright Bits of Carey

16 responses to Cheese and herb mielie pap “muffins”

  1. Wow, what a fantastic idea! I love this combo. I have also been experimenting with roasted and oven dried tomatoes – I adore them! Sometimes it’s nice to count your blessings and take note of everything you’re thankful for – beautiful words! Have a lovely weekend xx

  2. Now look who’s drooling :D these are so stylish, they’d make any braai classy!! Thanks!

  3. ha ha! thanks!

  4. Thanks Lea, I eat roasted tomatoes often, it just brings out the flavour! YOu have a good weekend too! x

  5. Oh wow Carey!! these are gorgeous as usual!

  6. Oh Carey, i love your poem xx

  7. thank you sooo much.. Coming from the northern hemisphere I have never yet dared to make pap… but geeeewizzz this sounds easy and I can taste it just reading your recipe !!
    as for your thank you poem !!! so great.. think one really needs to sit back and remember what one is thankful for every day !1

  8. awwwwwee! thanks xx

  9. Thanks! I’m not really a pap person, so I had to “joosh” it up some how so that I can eat it! It’s true, we don’t sit back and think how blessed we really are, so I felt the need to remind myself and share with ya’ll xx

  10. Thanks Caro, just random thoughts came to mind. Ha ha, didn’t intend it to be a poem, but now that I look at it, it actually does like one!! ha ha! I’m a poet and I didn’t even Know it!! Have a good weekend xx

  11. I have given this a 5 star…..awesome!!

  12. Lovely -both the pap-muffins and the ‘poem’ :) and lols @ your Veggie Pug! :)

  13. Oo, ooh.. I am so making these! Yum.

  14. Thanks Nina! xx

  15. thanks! he he, he is a darling x

  16. yipppee, enjoy with your next braai or oxtail stew x

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