Vetkoek (Fat Cake)


Vetkoek Recipe

What You Need

1 ½  cup water

3 Tablespoon sugar

1 tsp salt

3 Tablespoon oil

4 cups flour

2 ¼  teaspoon instant dry yeast


To Fry

  1. Deep frying pan
  2. Deep frying oil.



Add the ingredients in your bread machine in the order above

Turn machine on and choose the dough cycle.

Press start

(The dough will be ready in about 1.5 hours depending on your machine)


When machine beeps, take dough out and place on a floured surface. If it’s too sticky, add some flour and knead dough.

Divide dough into 12 balls and flatten with hand to about  inch thickness.


Have your oil ready and hot in your deep frying pan. ( not too hot, otherwise the outside will cook too fast and inside won’t cook.

Fry a few of your flattened doughs “balls”  at a time depending on size of your frying pan.


Remove from pan when brown.


Note: if you find it’s not cooked inside, or if Browns too fast, your oil is too hot. Please reduce fire.

To re-fry, cut the Vetkoek in half with a bread knife and return to hot oil with the fleshy part down. Fry for a few seconds or more depending on how crispy you want it.

Enjoy with tea or with filling of choice!!!


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