Traditional South African recipe for Putu Pap
2 1/2 cups (600 ml) boiling water
1 teaspoon (5 ml) salt
2 1/2 cups (400 gram) Maize Meal
A knob of butter
Pour boiling water and salt into saucepan with a thick base and a lid. Bring to boil.
Add the maize meal to the boiling water.
Close the lid, without stirring.
Reduce heat. Simmer gently for 5 minutes.
Remove lid and stir well with a wooden spoon or a large kitchen fork.
Replace lid, reduce heat and steam for about half an hour, until done, but be careful not to burn it.
Fluff with a fork or wooden spoon a few times during cooking.
This recipe and photo is from the Rainbow Cooking website, where you will find a collection of mostly South African recipes, both traditional and modern.