Thursday, January 24, 2019

Mupotohayi a-k-a Chimodho/Zimbabwe Cornmeal Bread

This week's blogging marathon is going to be 'Explore Southern Hemisphere'. Its definitely an interesting theme to get to know about the countries which falls under Southern Hemisphere. The Equator divides the earth into Northern and Southern Hemisphere. Though am not an expert in Geography, its seriously interesting to refresh about these two hemispheres that we learned during our schoolings. Southern Hemisphere includes most of South America, 1/3 of Africa, all of Antarctica, a small parts of Indonesia and all of Australia/Oceania.Not to forget that this Southern Hemisphere includes four oceans. Since Southern hemisphere includes few countries in Africa, i couldnt resist to dish out a dish from Zimbabwe.

Mupotohayi, Cornmeal Bread

My today's post is quite a traditional food from Zimbabwe. Mupotohayi is also known as Chimodho which is basically a cornmeal bread. Its a bread which is quite easy and simple to prepare with easily available ingredients in our pantry. Though the traditional way of prepare this bread is on stove top or in a caldron over a fire, my today's cornmeal bread is completely baked in oven. A prefect bread to enjoy with some jam or nutella or simply with butter and honey. A must to try if you love homemade cornmeal bread at home.

Zimbabwe Cornmeal Bread, Mupotohayi

Recipe Source: Here
1+1/4cup Yellow cornmeal
1+1/2cups All purpose flour
1 Egg
1cup Buttermilk
1/2cup Sugar
1/2cup Oil
1/2tsp Baking soda
1tsp Baking powder

Preheat a oven to 350 F, line a loaf pan with a baking sheet and keep aside.

Take the oil, buttermilk, sugar in a bowl and beat for a while.

Add in the egg, beat everything well again.

Zimbabwe Mupotohayi, Chimodho

Meanwhile mix the cornmeal, all purpose flour, baking soda,baking powder in a bowl.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well.

Pour the batter to the greased loaf pan and bake for 35-40 minuts until a toothpick inserted comes out clea,.

Let it cool completely.

Slice and enjoy.

Zimbabwe Chimodho, African Cornmeal Bread



Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting bread and made perfectly by our bread baking queen of BM :)

Varada's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

The bread has a really nice texture, almost cake like. Very unique and very nicely baked.

jayashree said... Reply To This Comment

The bread looks so good, it really looks like a cake. Lovely share for the theme.

MySpicyKitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Bread has a nice texture and as everyone said, looks like a cake.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Wow the bread looks out of the world! the texture and I can stop staring at it Priya,

CookwithRenu said... Reply To This Comment

OMG that Brea's really looks amazing. Perfect texture and such a lovely colour

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Super looking bread with corn meal , and the texture looks fantastic too . Never tried a bread with corn meal , should give it a try .

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

Oh my the cornbread looks so delicious. Had it been eggless I would have tried it straight away.

rajani said... Reply To This Comment

The bread looks great Priya.perfect with a bit of jam or butter and honey!

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

The corn bread has got a beautiful texture. With jam this must taste amazing.

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

That is a lovely looking cornbread - so moist and delicious. Good find from Zimbabwe.

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

OMG! this bread looks perfect. I am sure it is very easy to replace the one egg in there.

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

That bread looks like a cake, so beautifully made. I want to grab a slice from my monitor.

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

this is exactly like American cornbread - northern style - The southern style is more savory. Regardless I love to see the varieties of similar foods around the world