Posted by Muriel Hedgcock

Cape Malay Bobotie is a traditional South African dish. It is a curried meat loaf with egg topping and has a medley of curry, sweet and sour flavours. Bobotie is typically served with yellow rice which has been cooked with a little turmeric to make it yellow in colour.
Sliced bananas and chutney make a good accompaniment.

Ingredients ( serves 6)
500g beef mince
150 ml milk
1 thick slice bread crust removed
1 chopped onion
2 tbsp oil for frying
15ml apricot jam
a handful sultanas or raisins
1 tbsp curry powder ( mild or hot)
1 tsp turmeric
1tsp cumin1tsp salt
25ml vinegar
6 bay leaves
1 egg, beaten

Egg topping

2 eggs
250ml milk
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 180 C.
Grease oven proof dish 25cm x 25 cm

Soak slice of bread in 150ml milk.

Heat a little oil and fry chopped onion until lightly golden.
Add curry powder, cumin, turmeric, sugar, apricot jam, salt, vinegar

Add sultanas and cook gently for 2 min.

Mix bread soaked in milk with meat.

Add 1 beaten egg, mix until
completely worked into mince meat.

Add onion, raisin and curry mixture

Mix together.
Transfer into the greased ovenproof dish,
flatten with the back of a spoon
and press bay leaves into it

Place in oven and bake for 10 min

Beat the 2 eggs and 250ml milk with salt & pepper

After 10min remove Bobotie from oven and pour the egg mixture on top.

Return to oven and bake for 25 min until the egg mixture is set and golden.

Enjoy some good old SA cooking!


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