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Vetkoek

Ok so for those who don’t know what “Vetkoek” is or don’t live in South Africa. Its basically dough balls – deep fried in oil and then we would put mince meat in it. Other people only put jam (or jelly as you call it in the states) or cheese in. (Its actually the same as a doughnut but its just not a ring). Below see a recipe :

Ingredients
6¾ cups Flour (all-purpose flour)
2 teaspoons Salt
2 tablespoons Sugar
1 packet Yeast
Lukewarm water
Cooking oil (for frying)

How To Make The Dough
•Mix sugar and yeast with some lukewarm water and leave to foam.
•Sift flour and salt.
•Pour yeast in flour and knead.
•Keep adding water and knead until you have a consistency like a bread dough.
•Leave the dough in the bowl and cover the bowl with a cloth. Leave the dough to rise for about 45 – 60 minutes until it is about double its original size.

How To Make The Vetkoek
•Pour the cooking oil into a frying pan to have about 1-1½ inches of oil in the pan. Heat the oil to about 375°F.
•Divide the dough into balls about the size of a tennis ball.
•Flatten the dough until it is about 1 inch thick and about the size of your palm.
•Place two or three pieces of the flattened dough at a time into the oil. Fry each side until golden brown.



Comments:

Bilal Al-Bakri needs new plan

sounds yummy

it seems delicious , thanks for sharing the recipe

It is!! :D

Such a pleasure!!


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