Vetkoek, which translates to “fat cake,” is a beloved South African dish that’s both simple to make and incredibly delicious. In this recipe, we’ll show you step-by-step how to create these golden, crispy, and soft-on-the-inside treats.
- 500g Cake flour
- 10g Instant yeast
- 25g Sugar
- 5g Salt
- 430ml Water
- 700ml Sunflower oil for cooking
Mix all ingredients to form a stiff dough (no kneading required).
Place in a bowl and cover with a clean dish towel.
Leave it to prove in a warm place for 1 hour (the dough should double in size).
Remove dough from the bowl and place it on a floured surface. Knock the dough back and shape it into small individual balls of roughly 40g each.
In a deep pan or pot, heat oil to medium heat (the pot must be filled halfway to the top).
Carefully drop each ball into the hot oil and fry until golden brown, turning the balls around to cook evenly.
Remove and place on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
Serving Tip: Serve with mince, cheese, chicken or plain.
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