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Sweet Rooibos Mieliemeal

Recipes | May 4, 2016 | By

Sweet Rooibos Mieliemeal

Toni Brockhoven


  • White Star Quick super maize meal
  • 3 to 4 Rooibos teabags
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • Cinnamon (optional)
  • 4 peeled and chopped apples/pears/oranges/sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water (add a little more if needed (use ½ cup water with oranges))
  • Raisins (optional)


  • Make White Star Quick super maize meal according to instructions, (add 3 to 4 rooibos teabags to the water while it’s still cold, let the water simmer a bit to make strong tea and remove bags before adding meal – optional) this takes 2 minutes to cook so it saves electricity or paraffin.
  • Simmer the chopped fruit or sweet potato with the sugar and water until soft. Stir to stop sticking and burning but only add water if you have to. Green apples are best as they keep their shape, but any apples will do, and the sweeter apples sometimes cook to a pulp, which is very nice. If you have raisins, add a handful of raisins to the water and fruit while cooking, for extra nutrition and sweetness.
  • Ladle meal into cups or mugs and top with an extra sprinkling of sugar and cinnamon, if you'd like. Add a spoon of hot cooked fruit before serving.


TIP: if you have a packet of peanuts and raisins, pick the raisins out, rinse the salt off, and use these