Lesotho Cultures


99.7% of the population of Lesotho is from the Sotho ethnic group. The official language is English, but most of the population also speaks Sesotho.




Recipe--Bobotie

Ingredients

250 ml
milk
2
slices of bread
2
onions, peeled and finely chopped
1
clove garlic finely chopped
a little
cooking oil
15ml
mild Fair Trade curry powder

freshly ground black pepper
450 gm
minced lamb or beef
60 ml
chutney or
strawberry jam or
marmalade
25gm
slivered almonds
5 ml
salt
2
eggs

Method

Pour half the milk onto the bread and allow it to soak.
Fry the onion and garlic until translucent.
Mash the bread with a fork or your hands and add it to the onion and garlic mixture, the spices, the meat, the jam, half of the slivered almonds, and the salt. Mix together thoroughly, the easiest way to do this is with your hands.
Pack the mixture into a baking dish to a depth of about 4 cm.
Beat the eggs with the remaining milk and pour this on the top, then sprinkle on the remaining slivered almonds.
Decorate with lemon slices or bay leaves arranged in a little group in the middle.
Bake in a pre-heated medium oven (180ºC, 350ºF, Gas Mark 4) for 45 - 50 minutes until the meat is cooked through and the custard on the top has set and turned golden. You may need to cover the top for the last 15 minutes to prevent burning.

To serve

Serve hot in slices like a pie.

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Sources:
http://www.fairtradecookbook.org.uk/recipes/bobotie.htm