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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Vetkoek South African Fat Cake Recipe

South African Vetkoek is deep fried dough eaten as a sandwich with sausages, made into desserts and handheld snacks stuffed with meat, relish and cheese. 


Options are endless when it comes to vetkoek recipes. Vetkoek has been a staple on the African kitchen table longer than anyone can remember. 

Vetkoek South African Fat Cake


Ingredients:
South African Vetkoek is deep fried dough eaten as a sandwich with sausages, made into desserts and handheld snacks stuffed with meat, relish and cheese.
Sweet Fat Cakes by kaige
2 cups self-rising flour
1 tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup whole milk
2 large eggs
Oil for deep-frying

Directions:

In a large pot heat oil. In a large bowl mix flour and salt together by hand or with a fork. In another bowl whisk egg, milk and sugar. Make a well in the dry ingredients then add the wet, mix to until a soft dough forms. Divide the dough into equal size flattened balls and deep fry on both sides until golden brown. Set on paper towel to drain off the excess fat. Split dough down the middle and stuff with your favorite recipe or leave whole drizzle with honey, sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve as a coffee or tea beignet

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