Braaied Papizza with Sweet Banana Dessert

Braaied Papizza with Sweet Banana Dessert

Total Time: 3-3.5 hours

Prep Time: 1-1.5 hours

Cook Time: 2-2.5 hours

Servings: 4 people

Suitable For: Adventurous pizza fans

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To celebrate Heritage month, we partnered with Capital Hotel School in Pretoria and asked their chef students to create unique dishes based on South Africa's traditional favourites. For this twist on paptert, Martin Volschenk and Stiaan Pelzer turned their pap into pizza – and added a banana treat.

 

Ingredients

  • 150g maize meal
  • 50g cake flour
  • 5g salt
  • 15g butter
  • 600-700ml warm water

FOR TOPPINGS:

  • 25g tomato paste
  • 60g mozzarella
  • 5g smoked paprika
  • 5g black pepper
  • One tomato (approx. 60g)
  • 60g biltong
  • 40g powdered biltong
  • 45g green pepper
  • 30g Danish feta
  • 100g yellow cheddar

FOR BRAAIED SWEET POTATOES:

  • 2-3 sweet potatoes (average 113g each)
  • 10g BBQ spice
  • 10g paprika
  • 5g ground cinnamon
  • 10g sugar
  • 5g salt
  • 20ml olive oil

FOR STUFFED AND BRAAIED BANANAS:

  • 4 bananas (average 120g each)
  • 60g mini marshmallows
  • 40g chocolate chips
  • 40g chopped peanuts

Instructions

PAPIZZA

  1. Combine maize-base ingredients in medium-sized pot.
  2. Bring to a simmer on low or low-to-medium heat.
  3. Cook for 30 minutes or until 90% cooked, stirring occasionally to prevent extra lumps and burning.
  4. While the base is cooking, prepare the toppings.
  5. Remove maize mixture from heat. Press into a fireproof dish (with non-stick spray), about 5-10mm thick.
  6. Place toppings on base. Cover with aluminium foil.
  7. Place on a Megamaster gas or charcoal braai and close the lid. Leave for 5-10 minutes.
  8. Remove the aluminium foil. Close lid again to grill cheese.
  9. If desired, use a chef's flame gun to grill cheese.
  10. Cut in pizza slices and serve.

BRAAIED SWEET POTATOES

  1. Peel and cut sweet potatoes into wedges. Drizzle with olive oil.
  2. Combine BBQ spice, paprika, ground cinnamon, sugar and salt.
  3. Sprinkle/rub spice mix on sweet potatoes. Wrap in aluminium foil.
  4. Steam/sweat for 15-20 minutes on braai.
  5. Remove foil and braai for 3-5 minutes to give colour.

STUFFED AND BRAAIED BANANA

  1. Cut each unpeeled banana lengthwise but not through the bottom peel.
  2. Mix marshmallows, chocolate chips and chopped peanuts together.
  3. Carefully stuff bananas with mixture.
  4. Individually wrap stuffed bananas with aluminium foil.
  5. Braai bananas for 5-10 minutes or until stuffing is melted.
  6. Remove from heat and serve.

MEGAMASTER RECIPE TIPS

Tip 01 Tip 01

To prevent your pap base from sticking, rub a pizza tray with butter then lightly sprinkle with cake flour. 

Tip 02 Tip 02

To up the heat, mix freshly chopped chillies into tomato paste before spreading on your pap base.

Tip 03 Tip 03

Mix base in warm water instead of boiling water to prevent lumps.