if you follow me on instagram , you would’ve noticed a series of nostalgic home-made dishes straight from my moms kitchen. Including a selection of treats and bakes that we only trust Royal Baking powder with. I remember growing up with tons of traditional foods and while heritage day for many means braai or pootjie, as a third Gen South African with a rich indo-african background its far more than that.


one of the recipes i have decided to share with you all is the modern twist on a traditional mielie bread or miele lagan as we used to call it. My mom was a single parent and used to work most of the time so i would often spend lot of time at my paternal aunts home in Springs. she would make this meile lagan in a dark brown pyrex dish and top it with poppy seeds. my fellow blogger Verushka aka @thespicegoddess shared her version of Corn Muffins with me and it  just took me down memory lane.


The recipe is super easy, great for brunch, lunch boxes and i even sliced one in half and filled it with spiced beef (pastrami) and grated cheese (thank god im not a fashion blogger). Verushka and I have teamed up with Royal Baking powder to bring you and awesome competition in which you can stand a chance to win a R700 Yuppiechef voucher + a Royal Baking powder hamper. Follow our Instagram accounts for more info.




  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 4 tsp Royal Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 onion finely sliced
  • 1 tin of cream style corn
  • 1 cup of grated cheese
  • 1/4 cup dhania
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives
  • 125ml oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp green chilli paste


  1. saute the onions in a little butter or olive oil until golden brown
  2. add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix well
  3. portion into greased or lined muffin trays
  4. bake at 180 deg C for 20 – 25 mins

serve hot!

images by layla shaik photography


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