Pap and Egg Cups
Makes 12 cups

Preparation time 30 minutes

Ingredients for the pap

  • 375ml water
  • 250ml maize meal
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) butter
  • 250ml mozzarella cheese, grated, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) fresh chives, snipped
  • Salt, to taste

Ingredients for the cups

  • 6 large eggs
  • 80ml (1/3 cup) milk
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 250g bacon bits, pan fried


  1. Preheat the oven to 180° and lightly grease a 12-hole muffin tray.
  2. For the pap, bring the water to the boil and gradually add the maize meal, whisk until well combined, cover and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the butter, cheese, chives, salt, and pepper. Stir until the butter has melted.
  3. Press 15ml (1 tbsp.) of the pap into each muffin hole and set aside.
  4. Whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, crispy bacon and pour over the pap layer in the muffin tray. Sprinkle with a little extra cheese and bake until set and golden, about 20 minutes. Serve while still warm.