Mondi Mwi

Last Saturday we went over to Kettering to buy some meat from Palmers Butchers. They specialise in meat for the African and Caribbean Clientele. It is 100 miles from our home but it is so worth the journey. I hope they open up somewhere close by!

Homesick girl that I am I got to stock up on a few of my favourites which included Chakalaka- although I can make this for myself I just had to grab a can for the sake of it

and some Pearlenta Maize meal to make loads of Sadza
and best of all, some Amasi (cultured milk)
I got to make one of my kids’ many favourite breads, depending on which part of Zimbabwe you come from it is known as Chimodho, Mondi Mwi, Mupoto haya. In the western world it is the equivalent of corn bread. I like using Amasi for this because it produces a nice and moist well risen bread. Here is my recipe for Mondi mwi
You need:
120g maize (corn) meal
135g plain flour (1 cup)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of Soda
80g sugar (adjust to your taste)
80g melted butter or margarine
1 egg
250ml Amasi (you can use buttermilk or 1/2 cup plain yogurt mixed with 1/2 cup milk)
  • Preheat Oven to 180C fan/ 200C conventional
  • Sift maize meal, flour soda, salt and baking powder into a bowl. Mix in the sugar
  • In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients together, then pour into dry ingredients. Mix well
  • Bake in a greased and lined 20cm tin for about 25 minutes or until skewer comes out clean

    Most off all, Enjoy!! (and do let me know how you liked them by commenting below or via the Facebook page Fiso’s Kitchen on Facebook

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