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WIN with Moir’s AND Maizena

What were some of the products you grew up with that you have carried on using in your home? For me it is Maizena. My mom has always used Maizena. When I moved into my own home, it was the one thing I have always had in my kitchen. It is a gluten free product so makes sense we have it but it is the best thing to use to thicken sauces with. I studied hotel management and we learnt how to make a roux with flour but every time I try to do it, I end up with a lumpy sauce. I never have this issue with maizena and I use it for stews and soups that need a little thickening up, just sauces.

If you have never used maizena before, all you do is mix a little bit of it in some water and add it to your meal and in seconds it is thick. It is that easy.

I have recently started baking with it and I know my mom also adds it now and then to her gluten free baking. But I also find we are using it more and more in our homeschool activities. We used it in our fizz bombs, to look for finger prints and make ooblek.

There are a few things you will always find in my kitchen – cheese, coffee, herbal teas and maizena.

I love working with the team behind Moirs and Maizena because both of these brands have always been in my home (and my mom’s home). I love getting new recipes from them because I know that I will be able to eat them and not just make them for the kids to enjoy.

Last week I received a beautiful box jam-packed with some Maizena and Moir’s goodies. I am SO excited that I get to share this awesome gift with you guys because the team have given me two boxes to giveaway to two lucky readers.

The box contains all the ingredients you need to make Crispy Corn, Spring Onion and Chilli Fritters PLUS a box of Moirs Mug cakes complete with a stunning tea cup and saucer and 4 Lindt Balls to add to add to your mug cakes for extra indulgence.

I have made both of the items in the box. The fritters are a great lunch time meal, perfect for kids who constantly seem hungry. They are also super quick to make, which is important to me. I hate spending hours preparing dishes.

The kids made the mug cakes and added in the Lindt balls and I think the box lasted 2 hours from the moment it was delivered. My kids are all about the chocolate life and adding the chocolate balls is chocolate on chocolate,so perfect for them.

Each hamper comes in a beautiful wooden box and consists of the following:

  • 1 tin sweetcorn
  • 1 bottle Maizena (500g)
  • Moir’s baking powder (100g)
  • Spring onions
  • Small chilli
  • Coriander
  • Sweet chilli sauce (750ml)
  • Oil
  • 1 box Moir’s Mug Cake
  • 1 cup and saucer
  • Lindt chocolates

How to enter

Leave me a comment telling me what is the one item you have had in your kitchen since your childhood.

My usual T&C’s apply

Competition ends 3 April 2019 and the competition is open to SA residents only.

Crispy Corn, Spring Onion, Chilli Fritters

This is a quick and easy gluten free recipe.
5 from 1 vote


  • 1 tin Sweet corn, drained and dried
  • 1 cup Maizen corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Moirs baking powder
  • 2 Spring onions, sliced thinly diagonally
  • 3/4 cup Ice water
  • 1 small Chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • Coriander to garnish
  • Sweet Chilli for dipping
  • Oil, for frying


  • In a medium mixing bowl, mix the Maizena, baking powder, spring onion, chilli and salt.
  • Add half the iced water and mix into a paste and slowly add the rest of the water until a smooth but firm batter is formed.
  • Add the corn to the batter.
  • In a large frying pan, heat the oil to a medium heat.
  • Using a spoon, drop a spoon of batter and fry for 1-2 minutes until golden brown on one side, flip over and fry on the other side. 
  • Drain on a paper towel and serve warm with sprigs of coriander and sweet chilli sauce. 


  1. 20 March, 2019 / 10:57 am

    I have never used previously maizena, but looks very easy to use. Thank you for sharing these tips with us.

    • Anusha Naidoo
      20 March, 2019 / 7:35 pm

      The item is A set of white plastic measuring spoons which used to belong in our family kitchen and I used it for measuring especially my Must have Ingredient for baking which is Moirs Baking Powder. I know continue to use this set of spoons in my own home now and someday it will be passed onto my daughter. This set of spoons have travelled with me through the years from moms kitchen to mine.

  2. Carla
    20 March, 2019 / 12:36 pm

    Definitely baking powder, I cannot go without it!

  3. Janel Sunderlall
    20 March, 2019 / 12:45 pm

    Moirs Baking Powder👍

  4. Kim Hoffe
    20 March, 2019 / 1:10 pm

    Eggs. We were never without eggs.

  5. 20 March, 2019 / 4:13 pm

    Moirs glacé cherries. That’s what we always had in our house. My mum used to bake a lot.

  6. Karen
    20 March, 2019 / 8:58 pm

    Weirdly I our house and my mom’s house it’s soy sauce. We are it to everything even scrambled eggs..

  7. 20 March, 2019 / 9:14 pm

    There was literaly always vanilla essence, and yup! You’re right. It’s always in my cupboards too.

  8. Carolyn Augustus
    21 March, 2019 / 7:49 am

    Maizena was the one thing since my mom was a baker

  9. Essayvanie Padayachee
    22 March, 2019 / 6:49 am

    Vanilla essence, My late Mum always had vanilla essence in her cupboard , she enjoyed baking everyday. I also enjoy baking

  10. 22 March, 2019 / 7:35 am

    Moirs baking powder has always been in my cupboard from childhood

  11. Nasika baijnath
    22 March, 2019 / 7:51 am

    It has to be Moirs Maizena

  12. Genevieve Simpson
    22 March, 2019 / 7:52 am

    Maizena is always in my pantry, and I even have a beautiful Maizena tin to keep it in! I have a quick and easy macaroni and cheese recipe using Maizena, that always keeps the children happy.

  13. Rochelle Steyn
    22 March, 2019 / 9:06 am

    Maizena, we’ve always had Maizena and I still use it very often <3

  14. Zeenat Carrim
    22 March, 2019 / 10:26 am

    Maizena is always in my kitchen… Not only do I use it for cooking but nappy rash and sensory play!

  15. Zeenat
    22 March, 2019 / 10:28 am

    5 stars
    Maizena is always in my kitchen.I use it not only when cooking but nappy rash and sensory play!

  16. Nicolette Nunes
    22 March, 2019 / 11:08 am

    Golden syrup

  17. Cirsten Van Den Heuvel
    22 March, 2019 / 2:09 pm

    Definitely my favorite custard powder

  18. 22 March, 2019 / 8:02 pm

    Moira baking powder

  19. 24 March, 2019 / 10:45 am

    Maizena can’t do without

  20. Lucinda
    24 March, 2019 / 8:24 pm

    Maizena and Flour

  21. Reline
    25 March, 2019 / 6:33 am

    A sugar spoon with a design. Was sent down fromprevious generations.

  22. Dawn
    25 March, 2019 / 12:33 pm

    Maizena for sure, this product reminds me of my childhood, my mom used it in so many ways

  23. Gloria Strydom
    25 March, 2019 / 12:34 pm

    Moir’s baking powder – not just for baking but also adding to scrambled eggs to make them fluffy

  24. stephanie videira
    25 March, 2019 / 8:57 pm

    Has to be baking powder and vanilla essence, my mom was always baking 🙂

  25. Dale Zietsman
    24 April, 2019 / 11:57 am

    5 stars
    Maizena from the first time my mum showed me how to cook. She used to tell me it was the hidden gem for most things


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