• 2 slices white bread – torn up
  • 200ml milk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1kg minced beef
  • 2 tablespoons Malay curry powder
  • 1 tsp Rosemary
  • 1 apple - grated
  • Zest of 1 small lemon
  • 2 tablespoons apricot jam
  • 3 tablespoons Raisins (optional)
  • 4 bay leaves
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • For the topping:
  • 300ml full-cream milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of mustard

How to make

Step 1

Preheat oven to 180C.

Step 2

Place the bread into a bowl and pour over the milk. Cover and leave to soak.

Step 3

Heat the oil in a heavy based pan and fry the onions until they have softened and are beginning to colour slightly.

Step 4

Add the garlic and beef, fry for about another 5 minutes.

Step 5

Mix in the Malay curry powder, Rosemary, apple, lemon zest, apricot jam, sultanas and ground bay leaves. Stir and season with a salt and a little black pepper.

Step 6

Put a lid on the pan, reduce the heat and allow to cook gently for a further 15 minutes.

Step 7

Remove the bread from the milk and mix thoroughly through the cooking mixture. Pour this mixture into an ovenproof dish and flatten out with a wooden spoon.

Step 8

In a medium bowl beat the egg together with the milk and mustard and season with salt and pepper.

Step 9

Pour over the meat mixture and place in the oven for approx. 40 minutes until the top has turned golden and is nicely set.

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