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Delicious Traditional South African Bobotie Recipe

If you love eggs, and want to enjoy a hearty meal that includes both protein and unforgettable flavour, you can't go wrong with a traditional south african bobotie.Bobotie is a popular cape malay dish containing spiced mincemeat with a flavourful egg topping.Here, we have a delicious traditional south african bobotie recipe for you to try: note: this recipe serves about eight people - perfect for a dinner party where you want to impress your guests with a memorable south african dish.If you are feeding only four people, reduce the ingredient quantities by half.Ingredients: 1 slice of thick, crust-less bread (white is preferable, but you can use brown bread too) 375 ml of full cream milk (you may use low fat milk if you are being health-conscious) 5 tsp.(25 ml) of cooking oil 2 tsp.(10 ml) of butter 2 onions, sliced 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 5 tsp.(25 ml) of curry powder 2 tsp.(10 ml) of salt 5 tsp.(25 ml) of chutney 3 tsp.(15 ml) of smooth apricot jam 3 tsp.(15 ml) of worcester sauce 1 tsp.(5 ml) of turmeric 5 tsp.(25 ml) of brown vinegar 1 kg of raw mince 2/5 cup (100 ml) of sultanas (although it may be easier to source raisins, sultanas work much better as the raisins will make the dish too sweet) 3 eggs a pinch of salt, turmeric and your favourite seasoning mix to taste a few bay leaves method: in a medium-sized bowl, soak the bread in the milk.Heat the oil and butter in a large pan and lightly fry the onions and garlic until soft.Add the curry powder, jam, chutney, worcester sauce, turmeric and vinegar.Mix well.Drain the milk from the bowl, keeping the milk aside in a pitcher, and mash the bread.Ideally, there should be about 300 ml of milk left over.Heat another pan and add the bread, mince and sultanas.Cook over a low heat, stirring constantly, until the meat browns slightly.Remove from the stove.Add a beaten egg into this pan, mix well and then spoon into a greased baking dish.(the ideal sized baking dish is 26 x 60 cm.) beat the remaining eggs well with the reserved milk.Add in some salt and turmeric to taste, or a bit of your favourite seasoning mix.Pour over the meat mixture and top off with a few bay leaves.Stand the baking dish in a larger dish of water (this is to prevent drying out) and bake uncovered in a pre-heated oven at 180°c for about an hour, or until set.Serve with cooked white rice, flavoured with a bit of coconut, chutney and almonds.Once you've mastered this dish, you can enjoy a few different versions using other types of meat, such as ground pork or lamb.

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