Biltong is a gourmet delicacy that can be served in many ways and can be used to develop some creative and gourmet dishes
Use a generous helping of fine grated biltong as the spread on buttered white bread sandwiches and see the kids come back for more!
BILTONG CREAM CHEESE SPREAD
125 g smooth cream cheese with chivesCombine all the ingredients in a blender and spread between slices of bread and then toast in an electric sandwich maker. Spread on slices of whole-wheat bread and garnished with thin slices of lemon or cucumber.
30 ml mayonnaise
30 ml lemon juice
60 g grated biltong (125 ml)
Salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
Spread on canapés or cut slices of bread into rounds or fingers, fry in cooking oil until golden brown. Cool and then spread with biltong mixture and garnish with sliced olives or gherkins.
Fine grated biltong blended with yellow jack or cheddar cheese can also be used as a filling for scrumptious omelettes and crepes
BILTONG AND CHEESE QUICHE
150 g cake flour (300 ml)Filling Ingredients:
2 ml salt
5 ml mustard powder
120 g butter
50 ml ice water
2 leeks sliced
15 ml butter
15 ml cooking oil
30 ml chopped fennel leaves or parsley
120 g grated biltong
4 eggs, beaten
250 ml cream
125 ml sour cream
100 g grated Cheddar cheese (250 ml)
5 mustard powder
15 ml lemon juice
5 ml grated lemon rind
freshly ground black pepper to taste
To make the pastry:
Sift together the flour, salt and mustard. Slice butter into small cubes, add to flour and rub in lightly with fingertips. Gradually add water, mixing to a soft dough, turn out onto a pastry board and shape into a smooth ball. Place the dough in a plastic bag or cling wrap and refrigeate for at least 30 minutes. Roll out on a floured pastry board and line a 230-mm diameter quiche dish. Refrigerate for a further 30 minutes, then bake blend in an oven at 200C for 10 - 15 minutes and leave to cool before adding the filling.
To make the filling:
Saute the leeks in heated butter and cooking oil until transparent. Scatter leeks on the base of the pastry case. Mix remaining ingredients and pour into pastry case. Bake at 160C for 35-45 minutes until set.
BILTONG CHEESE WHIP
Combine two ounces of fine grated biltong to a jar of soft yellow cheese topping (The kind used for nacho topping) in a blender and then serve as a delicious sandwich spread for the kids or as a nacho topping with a difference
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