Bacon & Mielie (Corn) Bread

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This delicious bacon and corn bread is a fantastic, easy recipe. It is perfect served at barbecues or with a pot of steaming chili.

Bacon & corn Bread

There’s not much to be said about this bread. I mean seriously. Bacon IN the bread? Is this the best idea EVER? And I have the wonderful Chantelle from Just Chef to thank for this moment of inspiration. She is 100% responsible for making me drool and dream of this bread and finally, I got around to making it yesterday.

I didn’t use Chantelle’s recipe but rather made mine up as I went and it happens to be the easiest ‘baked good’ I’ve ever made. Other than the 7 minutes it took to fry the bacon, I threw this together in 5 minutes and popped it into the oven for just over an hour to become golden and delicious. And in 10 minutes, it was finished. I’m not even exaggerating. My twins had a slice each for lunch and the rest was eaten (very greedily) by my husband, my brother and myself.

Bacon & Mielie (Corn) Bread

I think, had we shown some restraint, having this for breakfast with a fried egg on top, would probably be the best thing in the world for a hangover (which is enough to get me drinking just to GET the hangover) but eaten warm with a good slathering of farm butter was just heaven.

I’m not going to ramble on any longer, instead I’ll just give you the recipe and urge you to buy the ingredients today, right now in fact, and start baking asap. You won’t regret it!

Bacon & Mielie (Corn) Bread

4.34 from 3 votes
Bacon & Mielie (Corn) Bread
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
This delicious bacon and corn bread is a fantastic, easy recipe. It is perfect served at barbecues or with a pot of steaming chili.
Course: Baking, Bread, Corn bread
Author: Alida Ryder
  • 250 g bacon diced
  • 2.5 625ml cups all purpose (cake) flour
  • 2 tsp 10ml baking powder
  • 1 tbsn 15ml sugar
  • 1 tsp 5ml salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup 125ml butter, melted
  • 1 cup 250ml milk
  • 1 tin 410g whole corn kernels (drained)
  • 1/2 tin about 200g cream style sweetcorn
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 170°c AND grease a standard size loaf tin.
  2. Fry the chopped bacon in a very hot pan until slightly crisp. Drain off any excess fat and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, sift all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Beat together the eggs, butter and milk and pour into the dry ingredients. Mix well.
  5. Fold in the corn and bacon and pour into the prepared loaf tin. Sprinkle the grated cheese over the loaf and place into the oven.
  6. Bake for 60-75 minutes until the loaf is golden brown and a skewer inserted comes out clean. If the loaf is browning too fast, turn the heat down.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool down for 5 minutes before removing from the tray.

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  • SherryE

    I have just put this bread into the oven…is 170 Celsius right??? It seems not hot enough…

  • Sam

    I cant wait to make this bread, but I think its best appreciated as you did, warm and with farm buter. Yum!

  • Sinead

    I made this yesterday! The boys were well impressed =D

  • Kevin (Closet Cooking)

    That is one tasty looking bread!

  • Jennifer @ Licious Food

    If I could reach through the screen, I would! I am so going to have to make this deliciousness! Thank you.

  • 56dustbunny

    Oh My !!!! I had to read this super quick, and hurridly note down the ingredients ! I drooled when I saw the pic on Tastespotting. Ima gonna make some ! Very soon, k, going to the store now byeeeee 🙂

  • Lorraine

    Hi this bread sounds absolutely delicious, will try it this weekend. Did you make it according to the recipe or what tweaks did you add?

    • Ally_R

      Lorraine, As I went along I wrote down the recipe and this is exactly how I made it so you can just follow this recipe.

  • Fiona

    That sounds delicious!!!
    Your site is fast becoming a favourite between alot of moms I know. Thanks for the awesome recipes 🙂

  • Linda

    Bwahahahahaha I agree with you on being tempted to drink just to get the hangover…I mean, LOOK at that bread! I am going to make it this weekend for The Bulls Fan’s pre-Argus carbo load breakfast on Saturday. Delicious!

  • Elmari


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