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JAN BRAAI PIZZA

Screen Shot 2019-09-15 at 12.15.13This will probably become one of your favourite go-to recipes. Whether you are craving it, want to impress guests, or are on a road trip and want to do a quick scenic and hassle-free braai, this is a nice trick to have up your sleeve. I first made this on the Jan Braai vir Erfenis television show a few years ago and it went cult overnight. In those first few weeks of the Jan Braai Pizza, many supermarkets sold out of ready-made pizzas on a daily basis, such was the demand. The possibilities with toppings are endless and you can use whatever your favourite off-the-shelf pizzas are. I usually go for two store-bought pizzas with different toppings and then manually add some extra feta cheese before going to the fire. Enjoy!


WHAT YOU NEED
 (feeds 2–4)

  • 2 store-bought pizzas (raw but prepared, with the toppings of your choice)
  • something extra (including but not limited to feta cheese, garlic, mushrooms, capers, olives, roasted vegetables or sundried tomatoes)
  • a hinged grid

WHAT TO DO

  1. Light a fire and wait till the coals are the same heat that you would braai your braaibroodjies on – in other words, medium heat.
  2. Place the two pizzas on top of each other with the fillings facing to the inside. If you want to add anything extra, do so beforehand.
  3. Place the pizza sandwich in your hinged grid, close the grid tightly, and braai the pizza, turning it often, the same as you would do with a braaibroodjie. You want the outside to be toasted and crispy and the cheese on the inside to be completely melted.
  4. Once you have achieved the perfect pizza, take it off the grid, slide it onto a wooden board and cut into slices. Serve immediately.
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BANANA AND BACON BRAAIBROODJIE

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As we all know the braaibroodjie is and will always be the best braai item in the world. There is always something new and different to put on top of your braaibroodjie. While visiting a banana farm, I thought these bananas deserve to be the star on a braaibroodjie.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 16 slices of bread
  • Butter to srpead on the bread
  • 1 packet of streaky bacon
  • 8 bananas, halved or sliced into slices
  • 1 block (300g) grated cheddar cheese
  • Golden syrup

WHAT TO DO:

  1. First braai your bacon, you can either braai it on a grid for the best crispy bacon, or use a pan or lid of your potjie to braai them if you dont have an extra grid hanging around.
  2. Spread butter on the outside of your bread. Place the cheese, the bananas, then bacon on the side of the bread that is not buttered.
  3. Drizzle some syrup over and close the braaibroodjie with another slice of bread that is buttered on the outside.
  4. Braai the braaibroodjies over medium heat, making sure to turn them often. This will enusre that the cheese is melted and the bread is toasted, nice and crispy.
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CHOCOLATE FONDANT WITH MACADAMIAS

Screen Shot 2019-09-06 at 14.11.09There is a medical reason why you should eat chocolate. The scent of the chocolate increases theta brain waves, which induces relaxation. We all know how vitally important it is to destress, relax and feel good about your life. And this is why you and your loved ones should consume the baked chocolate potjie as often as possible. It will make you a better person.

WHAT YOU NEED(feeds 8)
FOR THE BATTER

  • 1 egg 
  • 3 tots butter(melted)
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ tot vanilla essence
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 tot cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 small slabs dark chocolate (80g each, broken into blocks you can also use one of each, dark and milk)
  • 100 g macadamia neute , roughly chopped

FOR THE SAUCE

  • 1½cups brown sugar 
  • 2 tots cocoa powder
  • 1½cups boiling water

TO SERVE

  • fresh cream or ice cream

WHAT TO DO

  1. Make the batter, part 1: In your no. 10 flat-bottomed baking potjie, whisk the egg and then use your wooden spoon and mix the butter, milk and vanilla with the whisked egg.
  2. Make the batter, part 2: Now mix the flour, cocoa, salt, sugar, chopped chocolate pieces and chopped nuts into the wet mixture of step 1. Just use the sugar and cocoa specified as ingredients for the batter, not the sugar and cocoa for the sauce, which only comes in the next step. Everything needs to be mixed properly so use a wooden spoon and put in some effort. If you’re unfit get one of your friends or family members to help you, or buy yourself a cordless stick blender (it changed my life).
  3. Make the sauce:Stir the sugar, cocoa powder and boiling water together until all the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is smooth. Slowly pour this hot cocoa-sugar-water mixture over the dough mixture that is already in the pot. 
  4. Bake:Put the lid on the potjie and bake for 25 minutes by placing coals under the pot and a lot of coals on the lid of the pot. Your work of art is ready when the top is firm to the touch.
  5. Serve with fresh cream or ice cream.

 

 

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BOEREWORS AND CHILLI BRAAI PITAS

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Approach this recipe as you would a braaibroodjie and braai over medium heat and slowly, turning often. The fat from the boerewors will make the pita sides crispy and full of taste. The chilli I used was a gift from Komatiepoort, but you can add any type of spicy chilli that you enjoy.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 tot olive oil
  • 1 punnet mushrooms of your choice, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 packet Jan Braai Boerewors, removed from the casings
  • 1 tub plain cream cheese
  • Chillis of your choice (I used pickled chillis)
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 4 Pita breads
  • Butter to spread on top of the pitas

WHAT TO DO:

  1. Heat the oil in your pan on the fire and fry the chopped mushrooms until soft. Add the onions and fry for a few minutes.
  2. Next add the boerewors that is removed from the casing and fry until cooked and starts to get a bit crispy on the edges.
  3. Start to prep your pitas, gently cut them open with a sharp bread knife. 
  4. Spread the inside with cream cheese, top with chillis and then the boerewors mixture.
  5. Sprinkle cheese over everything and close the pita. Spread butter on the outsides.
  6. Braai your pitas over medium heat, turning often, until the outsides are crispy and the cheese melted.
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CHICKEN AND CAPER POTJIE

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This recipe is one of those potjies you will make whenever you see capers in your fridge, very ease and super delicious. This is a great crowd pleaser.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 2 tots olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 8 skinless chicken thighs and drumsticks
  • 700g baby potatoes
  • 2 tots capers, drained
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 cup fresh cream
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh parsley for garnish

WHAT TO DO:

  1. Place your potjie on the fire, heat the oil in your potjie and fry the onion until soft. Add the chicken and fry until they are a bit browned on all sides.
  2. Add the garlic, baby potatoes, capers and wine and let this cook for a few minutes until most of the wine is cooked away.
  3. Add the cream, place the lid on top and let this potjie simmer very gently for 30 minutes until the chicken is cooked and the potatoes are soft. 
  4. Season with salt and pepper and fresh parsley and serve hot.

 

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