Friday, 22 February 2013

Traditional South African Bobotie and Apple Banana Pudding....in a MUG!!!

Hi All!

One word: FRIDAY!!!!
Its so cool to be able to say that at the end of each week, roll on weekend, our doors are open for you!

Today I have a special South African dish for you, Bobotie. This dish has a bit of an oriental twist to it and is mostly made by the Cape Malays. Our Afrikaans folks also just love this dish too and you get many variations to it.  I also have a "lekker" pudd to go with this dish; and as promised; this time its so quick and easy your head is gonna spin! To my American friends, I apologize for not converting my recipes, it is in the pipeline and will be adding the conversions soon, for now, there are Conversion tables on Google so unfortunately you'll have to use that until I start converting it for you. Thanks for being patient with this busy mommy-chef <3 Having said that,  let's get cooking peeps.......

Traditional SA Bobotie
Ingredients:
1kg ground beef or ground lamb (mince)
125 ml milk
1tblsp chutney
2 chunky chopped onions
1tsp crushed garlic
1 thick slice of white bread, trimmed crust and soaked in milk
1tbsp curry spice
1 finely chopped chilli
1tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup vinegar
1tsp brown sugar
Salt to taste
1 cup raisins
Some bay leaves
Some orange and lemon wheels

Method:
Fry together your oil, garlic, onions and add the minced meat. Add your spices and fry together till meat is browned. Squeeze the milk from the bread then add to the mixture. Now add the vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, salt , raisins and chutney. Give it a quick toss through and remove from heat.  Heat your oven to 160C, in a pie dish, place some lemon and orange wheels and some bay leaves at the bottom, now bomb over the mince mixture. Decorate with lemon and orange wheels by pushing them down along the sides of the pie dish. Beat together the eggs and milk and pour over the top of the mince, add a few bay leaves on top for more fancy-ness. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Serve with tumeric rice or thick slices of white, buttered bread.

And now for an EASY dessert, hahaha. As promised.

Baked Apple Banana and Oatmeal in a Cup
Ingredients:
1/2 chopped apple
1/3 mashed banana
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp honey
1 egg
Some milk or flavoured yoghurt

Method:
In a microwaveable mug, mix the egg and oats together with a fork. Add your apple, banana, honey and cinnamon, stir again till its all mixed in pretty well. Microwave on high for about 2 to 3 minutes.
You can have this with milk or yoghurt and keep your cup available for a refill! LOL. This is an awesome dessert!

There you go! Nice and easy for your Friday menu. I was going to do home made ice cream but was a little worried I might make you guys start howling at the moon coz that's another looong recipe. I'll do that for another day. Hope I have redeemed myself. Hahahaha :P

Take it easy peeps, have a kick-ass weekend!
Chef Shants xxxxx

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