Friday, August 6, 2010

Sweet treats

We had a potluck dinner with some friends recently, and the main dish was a South African concoction called Bobitijie. It's served over rice. It may not look impressive but I can assure you it was so delicious I asked for the recipe.

2 pounds of ground meat
2 small onions
Brown them up.

Add to taste:
Curry / garlic powder / cumin / salt / pepper

Add to meat to taste:
3/4 cup raisins
half of smallish jar of Apricot Jam (sweeter) or Chutney (more sour)

In small bowl mix:
3 tablespoons of vinegar
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon tumeric
1/2 cup of water

Mix ingredients, then add two slices of bread broken into tiny pieces (to soak up juices). Add whole mixture to meat and mix it up. Place in 11x13 pan.

In another bowl:
Beat three eggs
Add 1 cup of milk
Beat together and pour over the meat mixture in the pan. Bake in oven at 350* for 25-30 minutes.

After dinner the oldest daughter of the host family (who keeps bees) brought in some honeycomb, dripping with sweet fresh honey.

The kids (twelve in all) devoured it in minutes. And no, the didn't swallow the honeycomb once they sucked and chewed the honey out - they spit the wax out. Yum!

Not to be left out, during the summer watermelon rinds are a favorite treat for the chickens.

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