Friday, 30 March 2012

Porridge Tart (Pap Tert)

South African side dish with BBQ!

To make this Pap Dish, you will need:
  • Lite cream, (double cream will be too thick)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • Sliced mushrooms
  • Bacon cut in bits
  • Frankfurter cut in slices
  • Grated cheese
  • Pap...a little bit runny, if too stiff you will have a problem smearing it over your dish.
  • Oven bake glass dish sprayed with cook  Spray

To prepare:
  1. Fry onions, mushrooms, bacon and frankfurters all together in a pan with a little bit of olive can fry it all separately and mix together when done.
  2. Take your oven bake glass dish, start with a thin layer pap (see recipe below)
  3. Then a layer of the fried mixture followed by a layer of thinly grated cheese 
  4. Cover nicely with a layer op pap and finely top with grated cheese and cream and its ready for the oven.
  5. Bake in oven at 180 degrees C for 30 minutes until light brown, and this is what you get:-

How to make Pap (in the microwave) for 3-4 people, you will need:
  • Coarse Maize Meal  
  • Freshly boiled water
  • Large microwaveable bowl (Glass Pyrex bowl) with a lid
  • A large two tine fork
  • Salt

It will take only 10minutes so pay attention....
In your microwave bowl, 1 cup of maize meal, pinch of salt, add just enough freshly boiled water and work it in with a fork.  Set microwave on High and set timer for 10 minutes.  Put the lid on your bowl and pop it in the microwave. Microwave for about a minute and then remove it, thoroughly stir in a little bit more water and return to the microwave.
Repeat this process (remove, add a little water and stir, microwave again) 3 or 4 more times during cooking time at regular intervals.

  • A glass Pyrex bowl is preferable to a plastic one
  • For putu (krummel) pap, add a little less water and use the fork to make the pap crumbly.  Believe me, you can make perfect krummelpap in the microwave!  
  • In the same way, adding more water will give you a denser (stywe) pap or if you add more water (with finer maize meal) you will have finer runny like porridge (slap pap).
  • Making pap in the microwave may seem strange at first, but you will master it in no time and no one will be able to tell the difference!
Use oven mitts as the glass bowl will get really hot. 
Hot steam will escape every time you open to stir, take lid off carefully and away from your face.