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How To Make South African Vetkoek

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Vetkoek (pronounced Fet-cook and literally meaning fat cake, fat cookie or fatty cake) is another traditional South African dish. It is very easy to make. It is bread dough deep-fried in oil. It can be eat just as it is, with butter and jam, or cheese but can be filled with savoury or curried mince, biltong or anything else you think would taste wonderful.

A vetkoek is made from flour, salt and yeast. The dough is then rolled into a ball, deep fried and filled with something. It is normally eaten with butter, filled with jam or a savory filling. If you still don't know what vetkoek is, it is basically deep-fried bread that is shaped like a hamburger bun.

In a traditional South African braai, vetkoek may be served alongside boerewors, which is a South African sausage. Wash everything well before use. The normal food preparation hygiene rules apply.

 
 
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Step 1: A typical recipe for vetkoek

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The Ingredients for vetkoek are:

7 Cups of all purpose Flour
2 teaspoons of Salt
2 tablespoons of Sugar
1 packet Yeast
Some lukewarm water
Some (+/- 500 ml) of Cooking oil for frying the dough afterwards

You are further going to need:

Sauce/Frying pan or Pot
Dish lined with some absorbent paper to put the vetkoek in
Perforated ladle or spoon for placing the dough in the boiling oil and lifting the vetkoek out.

or ...

You could just buy ready made bread dough at your convenience centre and leave the making of the dough for another day.

Remember that you also need to decide what you are going to put on the vetkoek afterwards. Butter, jam, syrup, savory or curry mince, etc. In this case we are going to do a sweet filling and a savory one.
sv45210 months ago
Makes me hungry! nom nom nom.
Fresh warm vetkoek with some butter and biltong is my fav.

Regarding the vetkoek. I learned that you can add some aniseed to the dough. Makes it 10 times more yummy.
Njom Njom Njom - Mannemarak, dit lyk lekker. Ek dink Saterdag is vetkoekdag in ons huishouding!!!
To all other ENGLISH literates (and we love all of you! Well, maybe not ALL, but most! :-) ) This is a dish that is to die for, one bite of this and you will be hooked!
Well Done, and Thank You , Andre Coetzee!
Jy's 'n Ster! You're a Star!
Flenters2 years ago
Ek dink ons moet 'n biltong resep hier insit, en sommer hoe om die droer te bou...lol
scoochmaroo2 years ago
Ooh, fantastic!
Agreed!
Jetsom2 years ago
Sjoe maar dit lyk lekker! Hoe verlang ek nou huis toe!
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