Disclaimer: This is a once-in-a-blue-moon treat as it’s not something to be eaten often…carbs much!? Growing up with my grandmother making these for us, on some weekends I’m simply nostalgic and have to indulge.
A South African classic, a “vetkoek” or savoury doughnut is made easily and one batch can feed a large group of people. Filled with either syrup and cheese, jam and cheese or mince, a “vetkoek” is a perfect reminder that sometimes cultural memories simply trump health concerns.
8 x 250 ml flour (5 cups white bread flour, 3 cups nutty wheat or brown bread flour)
Pinch of salt
10 grams instant dry yeast
Servings: About 24 “vetkoeke”
Mix the flour and salt together.
Add the yeast and enough lukewarm water to form a soft dough.
Let the dough rise (e.g. by wrapping it in a blanket).
Once risen, mould into small-medium balls and cook in hot oil.
Pat the “vetkoek” dry on paper towel to remove excess oil.
Serve and enjoy!