Lemon Compendium Recipes: Bobotie

Lemon Compendium Recipes: Bobotie

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In this series Yasemen returns to the Planet Eat Kitchen to show you how to make 5 of her favourite recipes from Lemon Compendium, her book entirely on lemony recipes . Easy and totally "lemon-licious", these original recipes and top cooking tips are perfect for chefs of any ability. In this episode of Lemon Compendium Recipes, Yasemen demonstrates how to make Bobotie. Bobotie is a traditional dish from South Africa. Almost like a meat pie, the addition of lemon lightens it and makes it perfect for any time of the week. About Yasemen: Yasemen Kaner-White is a luxury travel and food journalist, broadcaster and lemon-lover. Having worked in media throughout her career, including working as a TV and radio broadcaster in Cyprus, she is also the author of ‘Lemon Compendium’, a book based entirely on all things lemony and delicious lemon recipes, and is currently editor of lifestyle and polo magazine ‘Fifth Chukker’. Her English-Cypriot heritage has inspired her love for travel, culture and cuisines of the world.



  • For The Filling:
  • 2 white bread slices,
  • stale without crusts
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • 2 eggs
  • 1lb beef, minced
  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp apricoat jam
  • For The Topping:
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tbsp flaked almonds
  • Lemon leaves, to garnish

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