Vetkoek (translated 'Fat cake')

Vetkoek (translated 'Fat cake')

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 186.5
  • Total Fat: 5.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.1 mg
  • Sodium: 242.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 4.0 g

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Introduction

Don't let the name put you off. These little delicous fried 'breads' rather than 'cakes' brings back so many memories of my child hood. My mom use to make these traditional little yummy fried bread when I was young.

We ate them with curry mince and as a cold snack with apricot jam and grated cheddar cheese. Absolutely yummy.
Don't let the name put you off. These little delicous fried 'breads' rather than 'cakes' brings back so many memories of my child hood. My mom use to make these traditional little yummy fried bread when I was young.

We ate them with curry mince and as a cold snack with apricot jam and grated cheddar cheese. Absolutely yummy.

Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    Flour, white, 3 cups
    Granulated Sugar, 1 tsp
    Instant Yeast, dried, 10 grams
    Salt, 1 tsp
    Butter, salted, 1 tbsp
    Water, tap, 250 mL, luke warm
    Canola Oil, 3 tbsp (for frying)

Directions

1) Mix yeast, sugar and lukewarm water. Stir and leave for 15 - 20 minutes in a warm place to activate the yeast (in a window with direct sunlight for example).

2) Mix all dry ingredients. Add water and yeast mixture. Stir with a fork till blended.

3) Use a third of the butter and rub it on your closed fists. Knead the dough till elastic (about 10 minutes). If hands become 'sticky' add more butter.

4) Cover dish with a cloth, place in a black plastic bag and place in a hot sunny place to rise (prove) for about 20 minutes.

5) Knead all the air out of the dough. Form 12 balls, press flat and leave to rise till nearly double for about 30 minutes.

6) Fry 3 - 4 'cakes' in a thick-bottom frying pan with a little bit of oil till golden brown and cooked through on one side. Flip over and fry the other side till golden brown.

7) Cut open and fill with your favourite filling ( curry mince, cheese, etc). Please note: Filling not included in the nutritional information.

Serving Size: 12

TAGS:  Snacks |

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  • NICE - 7/19/19

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  • Very Good
    amazing - 7/19/19

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  • Incredible!
    very good - 6/1/19

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  • These are surprisingly good, just not as a snack. - 5/1/18

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  • Incredible!
    Awesome recipe I just added a bit more sugar. - 2/14/15

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