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Bobotie is a well-known South African dish consisting of spiced/curry minced meat

These delicious and crispy Bobotie Springrolls are normally served for afternoon tea in the Wilderness Safaris luxury lodges – why not add a taste of Africa to your own kitchen with these delicious springrolls…


2 slices any bread diced plus crust 400 ml full fat milk
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon olive oil
500g minced beef
2 small/1 large onions chopped
2 cloves crushed garlic
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1 sour/ hard apple peeled grated
2 tablespoon curry
2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoon ground coriander
2 Tsp Cumin
2 teaspoon turmeric
2 tablespoon dark brown sugar
A good dose of salt and pepper
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
60g/2oz flaked almonds(optional)
60g/2oz raisins (optional)
Bay leaves
1 packet spring roll wrappers


  • Soak bread in milk, leave to soak up for 10 minutes
  • Squeeze out the milk out of the bread- leave aside
  • Add the 2 eggs to the milk and reserve
  • Gently fry the chopped onions add in the spices and cook for 2 minutes
  • Add the garlic, ginger
  • Add the mince and cook till browned, breaking up so not lumpy
  • Add the sugar, vinegar, 1/2 the almonds and raisins
  • Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally till well cooked
  • Stir in the bread and the grated apple, taste and season with salt and pepper
  • Place mixture in a greased ovenproof baking dish
  • Pour on the egg/milk mix and sprinkle on rest of the almonds and bay leaves on top
  • Place in a pre-heated oven on gas 5/180*c
  • Cook for 30-40 minutes until golden brown and set
  • Eat as is or fill spring roll wrapper with the mixture and deep fry, serve with chutney




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