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Just thought I'd add a Southern African dish (pronounced bow-bow-tee) that we have quite often.




· 1 lb beef, minced

· 2 eggs

· 2 slices white bread, stale with crusts removed

· 1 onion, thinly sliced

· 2 tbsp cooking oil

· 2 tbsp hot water

· 2 tbsp sugar

· 2 tbsp lemon juice

· 2 tsp curry powder

· ½ tsp ground cloves

· 1 tsp garlic, crushed

· 1 tsp turmeric

· ½ tsp salt





· 1 egg, lightly beaten

· ½ cup milk

· bay leaves or lemon leaves for garnishing


Pre-heat the oven to 180o C.

Soak the bread in water for 10 minutes, squeeze out the excess and then crumble.


In a large frying pan, heat the oil and braise the onion until golden.


Break the two eggs into a large bowl and beat lightly. Mix in the mince



Add the onion mixture from the frying pan, the hot water, lemon juice, crumbled bread, turmeric and sugar to the mince, mixing well.

Spoon the mixture into a well-greased, oven-proof dish and bake for 40 minutes, or until golden brown and then remove from the oven.



Combine the other egg with the milk and beat well. Pour the mixture over the bobotie and arrange the bay/lemon leaves as garnish. Return to the oven and bake at 180o C for 10 minutes, or until the topping is set.


Serve the Bobotie with a large salad and rice.

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