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It is a Afrikaans recipe and it is basically fried bread dough. It goes well with Jam and Cheese. It is crispy outside and warm and fluffy inside with sweet jam filling.


Serves: 4-6

  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 5 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil (plus extra for frying)


Vetkoek is a community recipe submitted by Squire and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Stir sugar in the lukewarm water and add the yeast. Sieve the flour and salt into a mixing bowl.
  • Add oil to the yeast liquid. Mix dry ingredients with yeast liquid using a wooden spoon.
  • Work to a firm dough, adding extra flour if needed, until sides of bowl are clean.
  • Turn dough on to a lightly floured table and knead thoroughly until it is firm, elastic and no longer sticky (about 10 minutes).
  • Shape dough into a ball and place into mixing bowl and cover with cloth. Allow dough to double in size and dough springs back when pressed with a floured finger (60 minutes in a warm place, 2 hours at room temperature).
  • Turn risen dough onto a lightly floured surface, flatten to knock out air bubbles and knead to make firm.
  • Flatten to about 1 cm thick (little less than inch) and cut pieces into 8 cm x 8 cm (3" x 3").
  • Cook in warm oil until brown. Turn the vetkoek around in oil if it doesn't flip itself around (it does that sometimes)
  • Slice open and smear with butter, jam and cheese.
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    What 1 Other has said

    • This recipe is from "Knuppeldik Aan Koningskos" (Fit for a King) a well known and trusted South African cookbook. The chances of it being delicious are very high!

      Posted by urcute08 on 7th February 2014
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