Chilli Cheese Maize Bread

I am submitting this recipe for Chilli Cheese Maize Bread to Fresh From The Oven which is being hosted this month by Tina’s Cooking.

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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

Recipe Category: Bread
Makes enough for: 1 loaf bread
All Rights Reserved: Adapted from 80 recipes for your bread maker page 50


  • 250 g maize meal
  • 75 g self raising flour
  • 7.5 mls baking powder
  • 2.5 mls 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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