The difference between them and vetkoek? Well magwinya tend to be a bit sweeter than traditional vetkoek. Vetkoek are usually sliced open and stuffed with grated cheese, mince or even jam. In the township we eat them with fried chips, achaar, polony, cheese or snoek fish (a type of salted and dried South African fish).
What are vetkoek made of?
A vetkoek is made from flour, salt and yeast. The dough is then rolled into a ball, deep fried and filled with something. It is normally eaten with butter, filled with jam or a savory filling. If you still don’t know what vetkoek is, it is basically deep-fried bread that is shaped like a hamburger bun.
What does vetkoek taste like?
It is similar in taste to Mexican sopapillas. VetKoek – which literally means “fat cake” in Afrikaans – is a proudly South African pastry. It is crispy outside and warm and fluffy inside filled with minced curry. Check out the simple recipe below!
What is the English name for vetkoek?
The word vetkoek literally means “fat cake” in Afrikaans. It is similar in shape to a doughnut without a hole, and is made with a yeast dough.
What food is South Africa known for?
Don’t leave South Africa without eating:
Biltong & droewors. Dry curing was a method used to preserve meat by the indigenous tribes of South Africa before fridges were invented. Boerewors. Cape Malay curry. Malva pudding. Chakalaka & pap. Braai/Shisa nyama. Bunny chow. Amarula Don Pedro.
Are Vetkoek good for you?
Refined carbohydrates like white bread, cake, cupcakes, biscuits, pies, noodles, vetkoek, crisps are not good for your heart. These foods not only contain a large amount of bad fat, and calories contributing to weight gain.
Can baking powder be used instead of yeast?
In baked goods, you can replace yeast with an equal amount of baking powder. Just keep in mind that the leavening effects of baking powder will not be as distinct as those of yeast. Baking powder causes baked goods to rise rapidly, but not to the same extent as yeast.
Why is my Vetkoek raw inside?
Fry vetkoek for about 5 minutes a side, but keep an eye on it. If they blacken too quickly, they’ll still be raw inside, and your oil is too hot. If the oil is not hot enough, the vetkoek will absorb lots of oil and be gross. They should be the color of doughnuts when ready.
Why is my puff puff flat?
If the oil is not enough, it can result in flat puff puffs. Place fried puff puffs in a container that will allow excess oils to drain out, such as a strainer, basket or colander. You can also put them in a bowl that’s lined with kitchen serviettes which will soak up the excess oil.
How do I make my puff puff round?
Getting perfect round puff-puffs is an artwe can cheat our way through it. Fry batch by batch so that you don’t overcrowd the pan. Flip it when it gets brown, until it is a nice golden brown. Transfer from the pan to another bowl to drain the oil!
How do you get rid of puff puff?
Fry the puff puff:
Hand Method: Using your hands, grab a little bit of mixture at a time and drop into the oil. (See photo 6)Spoon Method: When the oil is hot enough, use a spoon to dish up the batter and another spoon or spatula to drop it in the oil. Sort of in the shape of a ball.
Can vetkoek dough be kept overnight?
Vetkoek is DELICIOUS the next morning as a filling breakfast served with honey or jam. It is ok to leave the vetkoek on the counter overnight, covered with a lid. If you would like to store it longer, then it is best frozen as soon as it is cold.
What do you eat vetkoek with?
It can be served as a small snack, for breakfast or lunch. The ball-shaped dough is made from salt, yeast, and flour. When served at a South African braai, vetkoek is often served with boerewors, a traditional sausage. You can also serve them as they are, or with a cup of tea on the side.