Delicious recipe for traditional South African Bobotie

1 piece of Sasko Everyday/Low GI White Bread
250ml milk
2tbsp oil
2 small/1 ½ large onions (chopped)
2tbsp garlic & ginger paste
½tsp salt
1tbsp sugar
1tsp turmeric
1tbsp medium strength curry powder
1tbsp garam masala
500g mince
1tbsp tomato Paste
2tbsp apricot chutney
1tbsp white vinegar
60ml raisins (optional)
2 eggs
3 bay leaves
Rice and chutney to serve

How to
Preheat oven to 180C

Pour the milk into a bowl and put the piece of bread into the milk to soak

Put a large saucepan on medium heat

Drizzle in oil and fry the onions until translucent (about 5 min)

Add the garlic and ginger, salt, sugar and all of the spices and fry for a minute or two

Add the mince and fry until browned (about 5-8min)

Squeeze excess milk from the bread (Keeping left over milk aside for later)

Break apart and add to the mince along with the tomato paste, chutney, vinegar and raisins

Simmer for 15 minutes to reduce

Remove from the stove and transfer to a small oven proof dish

Stir together remaining milk and eggs and pour over the mince

Top with Bay leaves and bake in the oven for approx 35 minutes until the topping is set and just browned

Serve with rice and chutney

Tip 1: If you are making the bobotie in advance, don’t pour the topping over straight away, rather keep/refrigerate/freeze the mince in the dish and only pour over the topping just before baking in the oven

Tip 2: You can use apricot jam instead of apricot chutney of you prefer

Tip 3: If you want to reheat the bobotie make sure you cover the dish with foil or a lid to prevent it from drying out

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