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South African Traditional Vetkoek Recipe

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"We are a couple who has visited and sampled food in every country in the world. We strive to get a local recipe for every dish we place on our blog. Some we have cooked in our kitchen but most we enjoyed in the restaurants and streets of the world. Our thoughts and opinions are based on the food we loved the most and you may find them and others you will fall in love with as well. Please enjoy the recipe and comment below." The South African Traditional Vetkoek Recipe is a classic dish that combines deep-fried dough with a flavorful minced meat filling. Vetkoek, meaning 'fat cake' in Afrikaans, consists of soft, golden-brown bread dough balls that are deep-fried to perfection. The dish is traditionally served with a savory beef mince filling, mixed with onions, tomato paste, curry powder, and cottage pie powder mix. A tin of mixed vegetables is often added to enhance the flavor and nutritional content. Dough 2 lb 1/2 oz strong bread flour 1 packet yeast 2 tsp fine salt 2 tsp sugar 24 oz lukewarm water 2 tbsp vegetable oil for deep frying Mince 2 lb 3¼ oz beef mince 1 chopped onion peeled and finally 2 tbsp tomato paste 2 tbsp curry powder 1 sachet cottage pie powder mix 1 tin mixed vegetables Prep Time: 10 Minutes (4 Servings) Cooking Time: 30 Minutes Instructions 1. Combine dry flour, yeast, salt and sugar in a bowl. 2. While the mixer is still operating, incorporate the water gradually until the dough reaches a cohesive consistency. Add Water to a bowl of flour 3. Introduce the oil. Add oil to a bowl of water 4. Reduce the speed to medium and knead the dough until it ceases to be glutinous and separates from the sides. Knead a large bowl of dough. 5. Cover and allow the substance to proof for two hours, or until it has doubled in size. Covered ball of dough on a table 6. After the dough has multiplied in size, gently knock it back and shape it into vetkoek. Place the mince inside each velotek and seal the dough around it. Place for a second rise on a surface that has been lightly oiled. Take the dough and shape it into veloteks. The vetkoek forms a part of South African culture. It is similar to the Caribbean Johnny cake, the Dutch oliebol, and the Mexican sopaipillas. 7. Twenty minutes later, preheat oil in a saucepan so that the vetkoek can be deep-fried. veloteks frying in a large pan of hot oil 8. Reduce the vetkoek to a gentle and gradual descent into the oil, then sauté until crisp-tender and golden. veloteks frying in a large pan of hot oil that are golden brown 9. Dus the Veloteks with powedered sugar and serve or serve with your favorite toppings if you like. I like them without anything even better.
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