Complementary to any braai is a pumpkin tart. Demonstrate your culinary competence next time you offer, is persuade or made to understand it is your turn to cook. When buying the kebabs, chops, steaks, fish or boerewors; go to the greengrocer and buy gem squashes and/or butternuts, onions, garlic and baby corn. Pop in at the supermarket for a packet of self-raising flour, half a dozen of eggs and spray & cook. Now you're ready to impress.
Before you light the fire, rinse the gems (left above), cut in halves, remove the pips with a teaspoon and place the gems in a saucepan with water. Rinse the butternut/s, cut in rings (or in the length as on the right above), remove the pips and add to the gems in the saucepan. Let it cook until tender. Drain the water and let it cool down.
Now you can light the fire, but return to the kitchen. Scoop the flesh of the gems and butternut/s from the skins into a bowl. Clean one big or two medium onions and slices into small pieces and add to the pumpkin. Clean one-two cloves of garlic and cut into small pieces and add to the mix. Break some (2-3) eggs open and add the white and yellow to the pumpkin. Add some (table spoon) cooking or olive oil and self-raising flour (third of a 1kg packet). Add a teaspoon of oil and other spices to taste. Mix well. Spray a large enough dish (allow for expansion of the mix) with spray & cook and empty the well mixed content of the bowl. I garnished mine with baby corn on top and grated cheddar cheese. Switch the oven on 180-200˚C and proceed to check the fire. When the fire is read for the meat, return to the kitchen to place the pumpkin tart in the oven. Check it after about 30 minutes, it should be ready. Remove it from the oven to cool down. Serve with the meat, while it is still warm. Equally nice when cold and keeps well in the fridge to eat with leftover meat.
Martie asked me to make a sweet one next time. Followed the same preparation and cooking procedure. Obviously no onion, garlic or spices. I added a tin of condensed milk, the eggs, self-raising flour and mixed it well. Garnish the mix in the dish with cinnamon-sugar mix and a little honey. The baking process is similar, but this tart are for those with sweet tooth.