05/05/2017 11:25 SAST | Updated 05/05/2017 11:25 SAST

Cheesy Paptert That WIll Leave You Licking The Plate

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Paptert recipe

Prep Time: 20 min (plus marinating)

Cooking time: 1 hour

Oven temp: 180 C


Maize porridge

250g maize meal

½ t salt

1 Tbs butter


1 tin of tomato and onion mix

Sunflower oil for frying

1 pack bacon, diced

1 x Tin of tomato

1 pack mushrooms chopped in slices

2 cups grated Cheddar chees

Fresh basil, chopped

1 TBS sugar

Salt and pepper to taste


Maize Porridge

1. Pour 750ml warm tap water into a big pot, add the salt, butter and mix.

2. Add the maize meal and stir.

3. Put the stove plate on low, cover with a lid and cook for about an hour -- stirring occasionally.


1. Fry the bacon in sunflower oil, add the mushrooms and then the tin of tomato and onion mix.

2. Add the sugar, salt and pepper to the mixture.


1. Cover a large oven dish with a non-stick spray.

2. Spoon half the porridge in the dish -- even out the surface with a big spoon.

3. Spoon half the filling over the porridge -- evening it out again.

4. Sprinkle half the fresh chopped basil over, then half the grated cheese.

5. Spoon the rest of the porridge over the filling

6. Once again, spoon over the rest of the filling, and finish with the basil and cheese.

7. You could grind a little black pepper over if you want. Put the dish in a 180°C oven for about 15-20 minutes - or until the cheese is melted.