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Bobotie

A simple, oven-baked dish, a bit like a cross between lasagne and a savoury bread pudding

A simple, oven-baked dish, a bit like a cross between lasagne and a savoury bread pudding

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Cooking Time

Cook: 1 Hour 10 Mins

Cooking Time

Serves: 4

Cooking Time

Price: £1.32 per serving

Nutritional Information

Each 345g serving contains

Energy
2453kj
587kcal
29%
Fat
34.5g
High
49%
Saturates
8.6g
High
43%
Sugars
14.8g
Low
16%
Salt
0.83g
Low
14%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g:
711kj/170kcal

Ingredients

100g 3-day-old white bread

100ml semi-skimmed milk

1tbsp rapeseed oil

1 onion, finely chopped

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 mild red chilli, deseeded and chopped

500g Butcher's Selection Lamb Mince (Typically Less Than 20% Fat)

3tbsp mild curry powder

Zest and juice 1 lemon

2tbsp Extra Special Flame Roasted Tomato and Habanero Chilli Chutney

2tbsp flaked almonds, toasted

2tbsp sultanas

2 large eggs

200ml whole milk

¼tsp ground nutmeg

Bay leaves, to garnish

Method

1
Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4.
2
Tear the bread into small pieces, put in a small bowl and pour over the milk. Set aside until the bread has absorbed all the milk.
3
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large nonstick frying pan, add the onion, garlic and chilli and fry for 5 mins. Add the lamb mince and continue to fry for 7-8 mins, breaking up any chunks with a wooden spoon. When all the mince is browned, stir through the curry powder and the lemon zest.
4
Add the milk-soaked bread to the pan and stir well, breaking up any chunks. Stir in the lemon juice, chutney, almonds and sultanas. Remove from the heat and transfer to 1 large or 2 small gratin dishes, gently pushing the mixture down with the back of a spoon to level.
5
To make the savoury custard topping, whisk together the eggs, whole milk, nutmeg and 1⁄4tsp freshly ground black pepper in a jug. Pour the custard over the top of the mince and arrange bay leaves on top, to garnish. Bake the bobotie for 20-25 mins or until the savoury custard has just set. Sprinkle with more black pepper to serve.