How To Make Bobotie (South Africa)

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1 onion, roughly chopped
30g Butter
500 g free-range beef mince
Black pepper, freshly ground
2 slices brown bread, crusts trimmed
250 ml buttermilk
4 Free-range eggs, beaten
65ml dried apricots, dried and chopped
1 apple, peeled and grated
65ml seedless raisins
2 tsp sugar for the egg whites
2 Tbsp mild curry powder
bay or lemon leaves
1/2 tsp turmeric, ground

Cooking Instructions

Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Gently cook the onion in the heated butter until meltingly soft and golden.
Add the beef mince and pan fry for 5 minutes with the onion.
Season to taste.
Tear the bread into bits and mash it with 65ml of buttermilk and 1 beaten egg.
Mix the apple, raisins, sugar, salt, curry powder and bay leaves and then mix it with the mince and bread.
Turn into a buttered baking dish (one large dish or individual dishes).
Beat the remaining 2 eggs with the rest of the buttermilk and the turmeric, and pour over the spiced meat mixture.
Bake for 20 minutes or until the topping is set and golden.

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