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South African Babootie

By essjay77 (GoodFood Community)
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4
Easy, great tasting authentic South African mince dish, great for feeding a crowd!


For the main dish

  • 1 Slice of white bread without crusts
  • Milk
  • 400g Lamb mince
  • 1 Large onion
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 100g Raisins
  • 100g Apricots, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp medium curry powder

For the topping

  • 1 Egg
  • 250ml Milk
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Bay leaves (optional)


  • STEP 1
    Preheat oven to 180C/Fan 160C/Gas 5
  • STEP 2
    In a bowl, add just enough milk to the slice of bread to soak.
  • STEP 3
    Fry the onion and mince until browned, and drain off any fat.
  • STEP 4
    Add 1 Egg, the vinegar, raisins, apricots and curry powder to the bowl with the soaked bread.
  • STEP 5
    Add the mince and onion, and mix well.
  • STEP 6
    Pour this mixture into a baking dish, ensuring the top is level.
  • STEP 7
    In a mixing bowl, beat together the other egg, the milk and salt and pepper. Pour this over the top of the mince until covered.
  • STEP 8
    Push bay leaves into the mince if using, and cook for 45 minutes in the oven until topping has solidified.

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