Maize meal porridge (slap pap)

Slap pap is a smooth maize meal porridge served with milk for breakfast, usually with a little sugar or even butter.


  • 3/4 to 1 cup maize meal
  • 1 cup of cold water
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Boil water and salt in a pot with a lid.
  2. Mix maize meal with cold water.
  3. Stir into the boiling water.
  4. Simmer for at least 30 minutes with the lid on.
  5. Add a dollop of butter.
  6. Serve with milk and sugar or honey.

Tip: soak the maize meal and cold water overnight to reduce cooking time.