South African courgette loaf

South African courgette loaf


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About this recipe: This is a great standby for guests/lunch boxes or just as a snack. Quick and easy to make, what makes it really different and delicious is the addition of sweetcorn.

Sourcerer Devon, England, UK

Serves: 4 

  • 8 small courgettes, grated
  • 5 medium eggs
  • 125g plain flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 110g grated Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 large pinch mustard powder
  • 1 large pinch cayenne pepper
  • 110ml olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, grated
  • 1 (400g) tin sweetcorn, drained

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 900g loaf tin and line with baking parchment.
  2. In a bowl combine all of the ingredients and mix well with the hands. Transfer to the prepared loaf tin.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour, until the vegetables are tender and the loaf is firm. Remove from the oven and slice and serve warm or allow to cool then slice.


Great using up a glut of courgettes from the garden/allotment. This recipe is freezer-friendly.

Individual servings

The mixture can also be poured into smaller individual ovenproof dishes such as ramekins. For small dishes, bake for approximately 20 minutes.

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