Recipe For Chilli Cheese Maize Bread

My December holidays started with drinks at a friend, followed by supper out at the new Chinese place in the village. We got home late and after reading a chapter of my book I went to sleep hoping for a long lie in. I was awake by 5am and after pretending to sleep so that the dogs would settle down I got out of bed at 6am and made coffee. I had mine hot, read my book and blogs before making breakfast. After doing a few errands I turned my hand to baking this bread using pure instinct as to the baking time. My intention was to make rolls so I halved the recipe, but the batter was too thin for that so I placed the ingredients into my terrine, set the oven temperature to 180° Celsius and 20 minutes baking time and hoped for the best. I was most impressed with my guess work! Be careful however as this bread has quite a kick to it – and if you can handle the heat add another chilli. I served it with chopped coriander mixed in to plain cream cheese.

can you handle chilli heat?

Chilli Cheese Maize Bread
Chilli Cheese Maize Bread


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Chilli Cheese Maize Bread

Author: Adapted from 80 recipes for your bread maker page 50


  • 250 g maize meal
  • 75 g self raising flour
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 325 mls milk
  • 50 g softened butter cubed
  • 50 g grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 green chilli finely chopped


  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl
  • Pour into the bucket of your bread maker
  • Smooth the top
  • Use the bake setting and bake for 1 hour
  • Once done remove the bucket from bread maker and allow to cool for 10 minutes
  • Turn out onto a wire rack and allow to cool top side up for 5 minutes
  • Slice and serve warm

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21 thoughts on “Recipe For Chilli Cheese Maize Bread

    1. I am not sure of the textural differences but as they are from the same vegetable I am sure the taste will be quite similar 🙂

  1. Tandy, this bread with chili and cheese sounds and looks fabulous…I think I can have it just like this…love the texture of it as well.
    Have a great week!

  2. Awesome! Thanks T, will be trying this for sure! I found a recipe for 100% whole wheat bread, and it worked like a bomb, I think largely because I used good quality stone ground flour, and because of the quality of my breadmaker 🙂

  3. What a wonderful chili mais bread! I love it ! I can’t really stand the heat very well. I love a bit of heat but my hubby can stand it all! 🙂

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