Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Its Vetkoek night

Everyone loves vetkoek, which is why a vetkoek recipe is a good thing to have! Fill it with a little curried ground beef and it's called a "curry bunny". It's also really good with regular ground beef and some cheddar cheese, or cheese and syrup!

(If you don't know what vetkoek is, it is basically deep-fried bread that is shaped like a bun.)


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.
Now make a slit in the side and fill with whatever comes to mind they yummy soul food

Dont confuse with a Blue Bull Vetkoek which is just Nasty as you can see Below