Vetkoek Recipe

Everyone loves vetkoek, which is why a vetkoek recipe is a good thing to have! Fill it with a little curried ground beef and it’s called a “curry bunny”. It’s also really good with regular ground beef and some cheddar cheese, or cheese and syrup!

Vetkoek Recipe
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: South African
Vetkoek is basically deep-fried bread that is shaped like a bun.
  • 6¾ cups Flour (all-purpose flour)
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 packet Yeast
  • Lukewarm water
  • Cooking oil (for frying)
How To Make The Dough
  1. Mix sugar and yeast with some lukewarm water and leave to foam.
  2. Sift flour and salt.
  3. Pour yeast in flour and knead.
  4. Keep adding water and knead until you have a consistency like a bread dough.
  5. Leave the dough in the bowl and cover the bowl with a cloth.
  6. Leave the dough to rise for about 45 - 60 minutes until it is about double its original size.
How To Make The Vetkoek
  1. Pour the cooking oil into a frying pan to have about 1-1½ inches of oil in the pan. Heat the oil to about 375°F.
  2. Divide the dough into balls about the size of a tennis ball.
  3. Flatten the dough until it is about 1 inch thick and about the size of your palm.
  4. Place two or three pieces of the flattened dough at a time into the oil. Fry each side until golden brown.

This recipe was submitted by Linda Moreland. Thanks!