What is Bobotie?

If you read my daily blog you will be aware that I do enjoy a little kitchen experimentation and therefore decided that I would share a South African recipe Bobotie that I taught myself serval years ago when I was living at university.  The recipe that I will share is made up of around three different variations. 

In 1954 Bobotie became the national dish of South Africa by the United Nations Women’s Organisation. 

Bobotie

Ingredients:
Spices
1 tsp Garlic
1 tsp Ginger
1/2 tsp Turmeric
2 tsp Garam Masala
1 tsp Cumin
Pinch of Salt and Pepper

Other ingredients
1 tbsp Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Chopped Almonds
1/4 cup Raisins
1/4 chopped Apricots
1 chopped Apple
3 tbsp Mango Chutney
1 egg

2 egg for top

1 slice of White Bread
1 cup Milk

2 Onions
Drop of oil
500g Minced Beef

Method:
Step 1. Put the milk and bread together in a bowl and set aside. 

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Step 2.  Chop onions and add into a pan with a little oil. 

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Step 3.  Add the minced beef followed by all the spices

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Step 4. Add all the other ingredients into the pan and mix. 

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Step 5. Add the bread leaving the milk a the bowl into the pan. 

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Step 6.  Transfer the mixture into a oven proof dish.  I used the Pampered Chef cranberry glaze stone.  Place the oven dish into a hot oven 180° for 30 minutes.

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Step 7. Remove from oven add the remaining two eggs into the milk, mix and pour onto of the meat.  Return to the oven for 45 minutes. 

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The verdict:

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It may appear to be a long list of ingredients however most of the spices if not all you will find in your kitchen cupboards along with the other items. 

It’s a terrible easy recipe to make and not about really can go wrong when making it. 

I can’t believe it took me so long to make this recipe again the last time I made it was when my husband and I were dating. 

Hearty food to enjoy with your loved ones. 

Happy Monday Friends! 

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About The Life of a Housewife

Abigail is married to a wonderful man. They have a very fabulous Mini Dachshund her name is Tinkerbell and now a very beautiful son. Abigail's absolute favourite time of the year is Christmas it has been since she was a little girl. Abigail' enjoys being creative, enjoy cooking, making and especially fond of organization.

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