Bobotie

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A Cape Town specialty and one of South Africa's best-known dishes, bobotie generally consists of spiced meat—normally beef, sometimes lamb—mixed with chutney and tamarind paste and milk-soaked bread, poured into a dish, topped with a custard of egg and milk, and baked until it's golden on top. See the recipe »

South African Meat Pie (Bobotie)

One of South Africa's best-known dishes, this lamb meatloaf/frittata hybrid is flavored with golden raisins, curry powder, and tamarind; set in an egg custard.

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Bobotie

This would be a hot contender for South Africa's national dish! The recipe was selected for an international recipe book published in 1951 by the United Nations Organisation. Bobotie is a Cape-Malay creation, and they spice it up even more with cumin, coriander and cloves. A similar dish was known in Europe in the middle ages after the Crusaders had brought turmeric from the East. When our first Dutch settlers arrived, Holland was largely influenced by Italian cooks, and a favorite dish was…

Best Bobotie

Best Bobotie

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This South African original is similar to meatloaf, but so much better. A slightly sweet curry flavors ground beef with a milk and egg custard on top. It's delicious!

Top 10 famous South African dishes - by Howard Hillman

Top 10 famous South African dishes - by Howard Hillman

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Bobotie made in our kitchen. South African dish made with curry, ground meat and an egg crust. Yummy with shredded coconut sprinkled on top.

Bobotie made in our kitchen. South African dish made with curry, ground meat and an egg crust. Yummy with shredded coconut sprinkled on top.

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Bobotie, from the Cape Recipe - Food.com

There are as many variations for bobotie as there are cooks. The only secret is to find you own favourite amount and mix of spices! Other than widely believed, bobotie did not come with the slaves from Indonesia, but was actually brought from Holland by founding father Jan van Riebeeck in 1652. Why then the spices, so typical of Indonesian and Sri Lankan cooking? Because through the Dutch East India Company which sailed round the Cape of Good Hope, the Netherlands had a lively spice trade…

South African Meat Pie (Bobotie)

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Jabulani Guest House's Bobotie

Bobotie

Cape Malay Bobotie - a traditional recipe transformed by Jabulani Guest House in Durbanville

Bobotie | My Easy Cooking

Bobotie - My Easy Cooking

As I go through all your different posts each day, I realize that many of you try to stick to recipes within your culture and that made me think that I also have an obligation to show you some recipes that are authentic here in South Africa. Our food heritage have so many influences for […]

Sonia's Bobotie recipe

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Animal Kingdom and Bobotie (South African Spiced Meat Casserole) | Tara's Multicultural Table

Animal Kingdom and Bobotie (South African Spiced Meat Casserole) - Tara's Multicultural Table

Today, I am posting a recap of Animal Kingdom and a recipe for Bobotie (South African Spiced Meat Casserole). Here are previous posts from our Orlando trip: Epcot, Downtown Disney, Magic Kingdom, Universal Orlando Part 1, and Legoland Florida. We started the day with breakfast at the Tusker House. Our reservation time was set for...Read More

Bobotie Recipe

World Cup Consolation with Authentic Bobotie

The sunshine’s been (for the most part) rolling in, I’m off on a week’s holiday with the Taste of Dublin Festival inclusive, my laptop is ba...