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Crumbly Pap Recipe     

Veg   HT  ACC  South African   60mins

South African name: Putu-Pap

Serves 4       Hot Vegetarian Accompaniment Dairy Wheat Gluten free Eggless S. Africa

510ml/17fl.oz. Water
1 ˝ teasp Salt
675g/1-˝lb Maize meal or fine white Cornmeal


1. Place the water in a large saucepan and bring to the boil.

2. Add the salt, stir to dissolve then pour the meal into centre of the water in a pile but do not stir.

3. Remove the pan from the heat, cover with a lid and set aside for 5 minutes

4. Stir with a fork until the pap is fine-grained and crumbly then re-cover, set over a low heat and simmer for 45 minutes. Serve hot in place of rice or potatoes.


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Key techniques required to make this recipe


Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size


Slice to -  To cut food, such as vegetables, into flat pieces of varying thickness.


Make Ahead/ Freeze


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