Friday, 12 October 2012

Oudemuragie and a classic South African recipe

Oudemuragie is a working farm just outside De Rust (in South Africa's Klein Karoo); set against the backdrop of the impressive Swartberg Mountains.  The farm has a variety of self-catering houses, each fully equipped, and with wonderful views.  There's plenty to do with well marked walking trails across hilltops and along a shaded river.  If you're looking for a more laid back experience you're in luck.  The animals and normal farm activities provide plenty of entertainment and can be enjoyed from the comfort of your covered patio.

Maggie, the hostess and hardworking farmer, was kind enough to give me a Frikkadelle(meatball) recipe that she learnt from her Gran (who grew up in De Rust). 

  1. 500g lean beef mince
  2. 1 beefstock cube, mixed in half a cup of boiling water
  3. black pepper to taste
  4. 2 slices of white bread, soaked in milk
  5. 2 finely chopped carrots
  6. 1 finely chopped onion
  7. 1 egg
  8. 2 Tbsp chutney
  9. 1 Tbsp vinegar
  10. 1 tsp mustard powder
  11. 1 tsp paprika
  12. 1 tsp dried parsley
  13. cake flour
  14. 1 cup cream
  • mix everything together and form balls with the mix
  • roll meatballs in flour
  • arrange on a baking dish and pour cream over
  • cover tightly with foil and bake for 20 mins at 180 C
  • take the foil off and bake for another 15 mins
  • enjoy  

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