Spoil your loved ones with these delicious toasties from flame maestro Jan Braai’s new cookbook, Braaibroodjies and Burgers.
South Africa’s favourite fireside snack inside South Africa’s favourite braai snack.
TIP Jan Braai believes the correct way to slice braaibroodjies is diagonally and the correct time to serve them is immediately after you remove them from the fire.
You'll impress everyone with these delicious braai burgers.
TIP Braaibroodjies are braaied in a closed, hinged grid and should be turned often. If you don’t have a hinged grid, buy one – preferably with adjustable heights to compress each unit perfectly. You want medium-paced, gentle heat and the grid should be relatively high. Your aim is for the cheese to be melted and all other fillings to be completely heated by the time the outsides are golden brown. Slightly opening and closing your grid a few times after each of the first few turns of the braai process helps the braaibroodjies not to get stuck to the grid.
Start your day off well with this tasty braaibroodjie.
TIP The easiest and tastiest way to achieve this is on a braai grid over the coals.
A braaibroodjie is your chance in life to have your bread buttered on both sides. The Club Braaibroodjie is more than that: it’s a double-braaied triple braaibroodjie.
TIP There are two braais involved because you first braai the chicken and the bacon for the filling, so you have that braai taste inside the braaibroodjie. Then you braai the built braaibroodjies and triple-stack them with layers of avocado and tomato in between – this gives you 12 layers of braai flavour per portion.
The flavour of mushrooms intensifies when you pan-fry them before using them as a filling for your braaibroodjie.
TIP Spread butter or olive oil on one side of each slice of bread (these sides will be facing outward in the assembled braaibroodjie).
MARSHMALLOW AND CHOCOLATE BRAAIBROODJIE
All your favourite treats in one braaibroodjie!
TIP Your aim is for the chocolate to be melted, the marshmallows to be puffed and melted, and the outsides to be golden brown.
THIS IS AN EDITED EXTRACT FROM BRAAIBROODJIES AND BURGERS BY JAN BRAAI, PUBLISHED BY BOOKSTORM. RETAIL PRICE: R390. PRICE CORRECT AT THE TIME OF GOING TO PRINT AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.