Main Course: Serves 8

This meatloaf of mutton and apricots is tradition it'self

This meatloaf of mutton and apricots is tradition it'self



3 medium onions, finely chopped

2 tablespoons apricot jam

100ml/31/2fl oz masala paste

3 teaspoons turmeric

2 teaspoons each cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger

120ml/4fl oz chutney (Mrs Ball's Hot is best)

2kg/4lb 8oz lamb mince

4 bay leaves

Oil to fry

Salt and pepper

6 eggs



Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Sweat onions in oil until translucent. Add spices, apricot jam and chutney. Fry until it forms a paste. Add lamb mince and mix thoroughly. Fry for 20 minutes or until meat is well cooked. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon into ovenproof dish. Season eggs and whisk until foamy. Spoon eggs on to bobotie and place in oven until browned, about five minutes.

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