*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                                  Bobotie
 
 Recipe By     : TheSmilingCook
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:50
 Categories    : beef                             curries
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      lbs           lean ground beef or mutton -- room temperature
    1      slice         white bread 1 1/2 inch thick -- crusts removed
    1      cup           milk
    1      medium        onion -- chopped fine
      1/2  cup           dried apricots -- chopped fine
    1      tablespoon    apricot jam
    1      tablespoon    fruity chutney
      1/2  cup           almond slivers
    1      teaspoon      mixed herbs
    1      tablespoon    curry powder -- mild
    1      teaspoon      tumeric
    2      teaspoons     salt
    1      tablespoon    cooking oil
    3                    eggs
    4                    bay leaves
 
 Pre-heat oven to 350F, 180C. 
 Spray a large casserole dish with non stick spray.
 Soak bread in a 1/2 cup of the milk, press dry and mix with lean ground meat.
 Mix the rest of the ingredients except the leftover milk, cooking oil, eggs, an
 d bay leaves into meat mixture.
 Heat oil in a large sauce pan and sauté meat mixture until just browned.
 Transfer meat mixture to prepared casserole, spread nice and evenly.
 Beat eggs into left-over milk and pour over meat mixture,  garnish with bay lea
 ves.
 Bake at 350F, 180C until the egg custard has set.
 Serve with yellow rice and raisins. 
 
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 NOTES : This is a traditional dish brought to South Africa 300 years ago by Mal
 aya slaves.
 Originally this dish was prepared from the Sunday lunch leftover meat for the e
 vening supper, 
 and  baked at a  reduced temperature for 30 minutes.