Monday, November 17, 2008


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Vetkoek (Fet-cook / Fat cake)

1 cup cake flour
3ml salt
5ml Baking powder
1 egg
oil (for deep frying)


Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl
Beat the egg lightly in a cup and add to the dry ingredients
Add sufficient milk and beat till a smooth batter
Heat the oil in a pan, and drop large spoonfuls of the batter into the hot oil (be careful)
Fry, turning them over now and then, until golden brown
Cut open, butter, and fill

This is a very traditional South African food. Low cost but I think unhealthy because you have to fry the dough.

It is also extremely versatile. You can add sweet or savory fillings or just eat it as it is...especially if you have a bread fetish.

Many of the people who live in the townships by these as part of their breakfast or mid-morning snack with their tea.

"Vetkoek (fet-cook) - "Fat cake" in Afrikaans, vetkoek is a doughnut-sized bread roll made from deep-fried yeast dough. Mainly served with a savoury mince filling, it's artery-clogging and delicious."