Vetkoek twists with chocolate-coffee dipping sauce

April 13, 2018 (Last Updated: November 27, 2019)
Vetkoek twists with chocolate coffee dipping sauce

Forget vetkoek and jam and make this sweet treat instead! Tradition with a twist, these delicious vetkoek twists are the perfect indulgence (#TreatYourself). It’s perfect for when you have friends and family come over or as a “just because” treat.

GREAT IDEA: if you are making vetkoek and mince, use the leftover dough to make these delicious vetkoek twists.

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Vetkoek twists with chocolate coffee dipping sauce

Serves: 12 depending on size
Cooking Time: 45 minutes



  • 125g 70% dark chocolate with sea salt
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) golden syrup
  • 5ml (1 tsp) instant coffee dissolved in
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) hot water
  • 150ml double cream

  • 100ml milk
  • 200ml water
  • 200g cake flour
  • 5ml (1 tsp) ground cardamom
  • 10ml (2 tsp) baking powder
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) vegetable oil, plus extra for frying
  • 100g castor sugar
  • 10ml (2 tsp) ground cinnamon



For the sauce, heat the chocolate, syrup, coffee and cream in a saucepan over low heat until the chocolate has just melted. Set aside until needed.


For the vetkoek twists, heat the milk and water in a small saucepan until just about to boil. In a large bowl, combine the warm milk mixture with the flour, cardamom, baking powder and oil and mix to a soft dough. Allow the dough to rest while you heat the oil for frying.


Shape the dough into twists and fry in hot oil until golden brown, about 1 – 2 minutes on each side. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain well.


Mix the sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle over the vetkoek twists. Serve with the sauce on the side.

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