Thursday, January 22, 2015

Favorite Recipe: Bobotie

I first tried bobotie in Cape Town at Gold. It's a traditional South African mild curry with a savory custard topping. It's delicious. Every time I make this it seems to please, so I wanted to share my simple recipe with you! I made some this week and here is the finished product. 


  • 1 slice white bread (gluten free works best)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1.5 lbs minced beef or turkey
  • 3 tsp madras or yellow curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • salt to taste (I don't use it)
  • 2 tbsp apricot preserves
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2-3 bay leaves


  • 8 oz heavy cream or kefir
  • 2 large eggs

Preheat your oven to 375.
Start by putting your slice of bread in a bowl of water, and let is soak. While soaking, chop up the onion and garlic and brown in olive oil a frying pan.  
Add the meat and let it brown, then add the spices and preserves and one bay leaf. 
Let it cook for a few minutes and then crumble the soaked bread slice into the mixture. 
While the mix cooks, beat the two eggs and cream in a small bowl and set aside.
Place the mixture in an over proof dish and then pour the cream on top.
Garnish with the remaining bay leaves and cook uncovered for about 20 minutes at 375.
When the topping is golden, it's done!

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