Sunset Dinner


This is a traditional South African dish and the flavour is in the Cape Malay style


Oven temperature

Heat oven to 180°c/160°c Fan – 320°f – Reg 4


  1. Pour cold water over bread and soak for 10 minutes

  2. Fry onions in butter until soft and just starting to colour

  3. Add garlic fry for 1 minute then add mince fry breaking up until it changes colour.

  4. Add curry paste, herbs, spices, chutney, sultanas and couple of the bay leaves, season well

  5. Simmer for 10 minutes then squeeze water out of bread and add to seasoned mince breaking the bread up

  6. Add to an ovenproof dish and make topping

  7. Beat milk and eggs and season well pour over the meat mixture and arrange bay leaves on top

  8. Bake for about 40 minutes until the topping is set and golden brown

Cooks tips

The dish can be prepared in advance, stop at step 6 cook minces without the topping then either keep in the fridge for approx. 1 day or you can freeze at this stage. Just add the topping and cook until the mince is hot and the topping set.

Serve with

- in the Summer a salad and in the winter creamy cabbage

Wine pairing

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Sunset Dinner


  • 2 slices of white bread

  • 2 onions

  • 25g biutter

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 1k minced beef

  • 2 tabs madras curry power

  • 1 tsp mixed herbs

  • 3 cloves

  • 5 allspice berries

  • 2 tabs mango chutney

  • 3 tabs sultanas

  • 6 bay leaves


  • 300ml cream

  • 2 large eggs