HOMEMADE PIES WITH BOBOTIE FILLING
SERVES 4 Preparation time: 20 min Cooking time: 25- 30 min
Preheat the oven to 200 ° C. Grease a baking sheet with nonstick spray. 1 Filling Heat the oil in a shallow saucepan and fry the onions and garlic until fragrant. Add the mince and stir- fry for 1 minute.
15 ml ( 1 T) oil 2 onions, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 500 g lean beef mince 30 ml ( 2 T) roasted curry powder 2 ml ( ½ t) ground coriander 15 ml ( 1 T) chutney 45 ml ( 3 T) apricot jam salt and freshly ground pepper
1 roll puff pastry 1 egg, whisked 2 Add the spices, chutney and apricot jam and stir- fry until fragrant. Season with salt and pepper. Remove the mixture from the saucepan and set aside to cool. 3 Pies Lightly roll out the pastry on a floured surface and cut into eight rectangles. Spoon a little of the mince mixture in the middle of one of the pastry rectangles. Brush the pastry edges with a little whisked egg and cover with another pastry rectangle. Crimp the edges together with a fork. Repeat with the remaining pastry rectangles and mince mixture. 4 Arrange the pies on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 20- 25 minutes or until golden and done. Serve with tomato sauce, if preferred.
Try these pie filling variations: ■ Creamed spinach and feta cheese. ■ Shredded chicken with mushrooms and garlic. ■ Flaked snoek with parsley and cream cheese.