Babotie a dish with minced beef and soak bread in half the water and mash finely. Fry the chopped onions and add to the mashed bread, curry powder, sugar, seasoning, lemon juice and the minced meat. Mix all together with 1 beaten egg. Pour the mixture into a greased pie dish and bake in moderate oven for about 30 minutes. Pour this over the mince and place the bay leaves on top with chopped almonds and bake. Serve with rice.