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This quick and easy vetkoek recipe will make you feel right at home in South Africa. Vetkoek is a traditional South African fried dough bread, also known as Amagwinya by the locals. Elsewhere in the world vetkoek can be related to the Caribbean Johnny cake or the Mexican sopaipillas or yet, the American donut. It is my personal belief that we adopted vetkoek from the Dutch oliebol (oil ball).
Vetkoek is popular and a few television shows, like vetkoek paleis, have been created around the idea of a vetkoek restaurant. Some people also use the work vetkoek as a nickname for a plump person. In this case, you might hear the word vetkoek being used in a phrase like this: Ag my vetkoekie.
All basic vetkoek recipes are the same with the biggest difference coming in the form of the filling. Curried mince is a very popular vetkoek filling, whereas some people prefer eating it plain. If you have a good vetkoek recipe then please share it on this page and tell us everything about your recipe. You can also tag us on our Facebook page where we can share food and cooking ideas together.
Thank you and happy vetkoek cooking.
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