We had this tonight – part of the mince recipe challenge. Very good indeed. I had two helpings. The recipe looks a little odd, but trust me, it is fine.
- 2 thick slices of white bread
- 150ml milk
- 1 medium onion
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2oz raisins or sultanas
- 25g flaked almonds, or chopped almonds
- 2 tsp wine vinegar
- 2 tsp soft dark brown sugar
- 1 tbsp madras curry powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp mixed herbs
- black pepper
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 2 beaten eggs
- Take the crusts off the bread, and soak it in the milk. Squeeze the milk out of the bread, and keep it for later.
- Heat the oven to 180C
- Peel and chop the onion finely
- In a large pan, fry the onion in the oil and butter until it is softening but not brown. Remove from the heat.
- Add the bread, sultanas, beef, almonds, vinegar, sugar, curry powder, salt, herbs, pepper, lemon juice and 1 tbsp of the beaten egg. Mix this all together well, and spread it into a greased oven-proof dish.
- Mix the remaining egg with the reserved milk, and pour it over the top of the mixture.
- Bake at 180C for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Cut into portions to serve. This is apparently good cold the next day. It is delicious warm. We had this with toast and some braised cabbage.