South AFRICAN cuisine recipes

How To Make The Traditional South African Vetkoek (Fried Bread)

Directly translated from Afrikaans to English Vetkoek means “fat cake”.
Vetkoek is a common accompaniment to a curry or a braai, or even served on its own as a snack filled with curried mince.
It is a yeast dough that is fried, it has crunchy outside caramelized outside and a soft fluffy inside.
In this version, I served mine filled with chakalaka, a spiced vegetable relish, a local favorite side dish to a traditional braai.
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What You Need 

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  • cake flour
  • brown sugar
  • salt
  • instant yeast
  • warm water
  • sunflower oil for frying

Tips & Tricks

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Serve Vetkoek filled with Chakalaka, a spiced vegetable relish, filled with curried mince, or even on its own as a snack.
Meet the instructor

Gabriella Veale

I am a qualified chef with many years experience. Having completing a three year cooking course here in Cape Town I became a freelance chef and do varying jobs from private cheffing, to cookbook preparation and proof reading, to recipe development and styling.
Through my contracts of private cheffing, I got to travel, experience new cuisines and cook with new and exciting ingredients. I also gained a lot of experience in cooking for allergies and specific dietary requirements- ie gluten free, dairy free, and sugar free.
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