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Best-Ever Amarula Bobotie

Serves 6

Hands-on time: 10 minutes

Hands-off time: 40 minutes


1 cup Amarula Original Cream Liqueur

2 slices white bread

1 onion, finely chopped

500g beef mince

1 tbsp mild curry powder

1 tsp each salt and pepper, to season

1 tbsp fruit chutney, plus more for serving

½ cup plain yoghurt

1 egg

2 dried bay leaves, optional

Serving suggestion:

Cooked rice

Tomato, onion, and cucumber salsa


1. Lightly grease a square 25 cm baking dish with non-stick spray and preheat your oven to 180°C.

For the mince:

2. Add the bread into a dish and pour ½ a cup of Amarula Original Cream Liqueur over the bread. Set the bread aside to absorb, about 5 minutes.

3. Place a medium-sized oiled pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion, beef mince, curry powder, salt and pepper. Sauté for 5-6 minutes or until the mince has browned. *Chef’s Tip: Add hot curry powder to make a spicier bobotie.

4. Squeeze the Amarula out of the soaked bread before adding the bread to the pan along with the fruit chutney. Mix until well incorporated before turning off the heat. Set aside the soaking Amarula. *Chef’s Tip: Sultanas can be added here.

5. Spoon the mince mixture into the base of the dish and flatten using the back of the spoon.

For the custard:

6. Add an extra ½ cup of Amarula, yoghurt, and egg to the remaining Amarula left after soaking the bread. Whisk until smooth.

7. Pour the custard over the mince before arranging the bay leaves onto the custard and baking for 35-40 minutes or until the custard has set and turned lightly golden brown. Once cooked, allow to cool slightly before slicing.

8. Serve a portion of the bobotie alongside more fruit chutney, rice, and fresh salsa, and ENJOY!


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