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Chop, Dop and Roll – part 2

I have finally recovered enough from my Malva induced coma to actually be able to sit up in front of my pc for longer than 5 minutes at a time.

Which means that I get to think back on the part 2 of our 2 part Braai Day weekend.

As any “tong-master” worth half his meat knows, bread is as compulsory at a braai as a decent pair of braai tongs, a bowl of biltong and a cold six-pack are.

Everyone knows that the humble bread roll can in some cases be substituted, normally for: a brown bread roll; or maybe for a seed bun; and sometimes even, when people are feeling unusually adventurous, maybe a seed loaf.

In the interest of spicing things up a little bit, and also as October and Halloween are swiftly approaching (almost as quickly as temporary costume shops should now be popping up in NYC) the LIB decided that this would be the perfect time to introduce some pumpkin to the traditional South African braai bread.

On to the menu then!

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Chop, Dop and Roll – part 1

On account of the fact that I missed out on Braai Day (Heritage Day) last year, and seeing as though it fell on a Saturday this year, it just made sense that instead of a Braai Day, we would rather have a braai weekend (Yes I know, sometimes I even amaze myself)!

We were lucky enough this year to actually be invited to the braai’s, and at neither of these did we have to supply the meat, so instead I ensure that the Live In Baker (LIB) focused her attention on areas that she is far better suited towards, and that of course is baking.

The first item on the menu was Malva Pudding, the dessert for the first braai. The decision to make Malva went something like this:

LIB: “You know, you haven’t had any Malva Pudding since before you left for the US.”

Me: “Impossible, don’t be silly!”

LIB: “Seriously, think about it.”

Me: “That decides it, you’ll be making Malva!”

Some decisions are easier to make than others!

The LIB gives a trade secret away, "Custard is just better if it comes out of a box"

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