Best Bobotie – boy-oh-boy-boetie!


Sherry has created some lovely boboties, but this one rocked and sets the benchmark!




One inch thick-slice of crustless bread (used some home-baked French loaf)

250mls full-cream milk

25mls olive oil

10mls butter

4 shallots medium chopped

2 garlic cloves crushed

20mls bassar masala curry powder

10mls salt

25 Mrs Balls chutney

15mls smooth apricot jam

15mls worcester sauce

5mls turmeric (plus a pinch to sprinkle at end)

25mls brown vinegar

500g beef mince

100mls sultanas (not raisins)

3 eggs

pinch of salt

3 bay leaves

tablespoon of almond flakes




In the olive oil and butter, fry the shallots until soft, add the turmeric and curry powder. Stir for a minute. Add the meat. Stir around for couple minutes. Add all the ingredients except the eggs,  milk, bay leaves and bread.

In the meantime, cut the bread into chunks and soak in the milk soakes in.

Meat can still be a little pinkish but take it off heat.

Squeeze milk out of the bread and add the bread to the meat. Add a beaten egg and stir in well. Take the residue milk and add two beaten eggs. Throw over top. Add the bay leaves and that pinch of turmeric with the flaked almonds over top.

Bake for 45 mins on 180 degrees.

Serve with yellow (pinch-of-turmeric) basmati.


Too damn good! Best ever!

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