Sweetcorn Bread with Bacon and Cheddar Cheese

Home-cooked bread, warm and fresh out the oven is always a absolute winner! Great for braais, to start off a dinner party or a lunchtime sarmie.




  • African Flavours
  • Baking
  • Breads
  • Festive


  • South African

Cooking Methods

  • Baking

Prep Time

40 minutes

Cooking Time

75 minutes


    625ml (2 ½ cups) cake flour
    10ml (2 tsp) baking powder
    15ml (1 Tbsp) Food Lover’s white sugar
    5ml (1 tsp) salt
    4 large eggs
    125ml (½ cup) butter, melted
    250ml (1 cup) buttermilk
    250g Food Lover’s streaky bacon, diced
    250ml (1 cup) Food Lover’s cheddar cheese, grated
    410g tin Food Lover’s Signature sweetcorn kernels
    200g tin Food Lover’s Signature cream-style sweetcorn


    Preheat the oven to 180°C
    Fry the chopped bacon in a pan over a high heat until crispy.
    Once cooked, set aside to drain off excess oil on a paper towel.
    In a mixing bowl; sift together all the dry ingredients.
    In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs, melted butter and buttermilk.
    Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well.
    Add the corn, creamed sweetcorn, bacon pieces and grated cheese.
    Gently fold these ingredients into the batter.
    Pour the mixture into a greased loaf tin.
    Bake for approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes until golden brown.
    Remove from the oven and allow it to cool before turning it out from the tin.
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