This particular national dish of South Africa is actually a tasty blend of curried meat as well as fruit along with a creamy golden topping. This embraces not just local flavors, but as well as the unique flavors which spice traders delivered to the Cape at their travels. Bobotie is very easy to cook in advance and it is always a crowd pleaser. You can find as numerous variations for bobotie as you can find cooks. The sole secret is to discover your very own favourite amount and blend of spices!
How to make the perfect Bobotie? Here’s how..
two slices of white bread
two crushed garlic cloves
two chopped onion
25 g butter
five allspice berries
six bay leaf
1 kg of lean minced beef
twotbsp of madras curry paste
one tsp of dried mixed herbs
twotbsp of mango or peach chutney
threetbsp of sultana
two large egg
300ml full-cream milk
- Heat up oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Add cold water into the loaves of bread and put aside to soak.
- At the same time, fry the onions on the butter, stir it regularly for about 10 minutes till they become soft and start to color. Add some beef and garlic and mix properly. Crush this mince into fine grains till it starts to change color. Mix on the spices, curry paste, herbs, sultanas, chutney and two bay leaves together with one teaspoon salt and lots of ground pepper.
- Cover up and cook for 10 minutes. Extract water out from the bread, then blend in the meat mixture well. Spill the mixture straight into an oval ovenproof dish (23 x 33cm and around 5-6cm deep). Squeeze the mixture down properly and smooth the top part. You could make this and cool one day in advance.
- For your topping, blend the eggs and milk along with seasoning, then put above the meat. Put in the top the remaining bay leaves and let it cook for about 35-40 minutes till the topping is ready and starts to appear golden.