7 x level cups (7 x 250ml) cake flour
125g Clover Mooi River salted butter
650ml lukewarm water (220ml boiled water plus 410ml cold water – add together)
Sift the cake flour, salt and sugar together.
Add the yeast and mix.
Rub the butter into the dry ingredients and add the lukewarm water.
Knead dough for 20 minutes by hand OR 10 minutes with electrical mixer.
Cover the dough with glad wrap and let it stand for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Heat the OLIVE PRIDE – blend of seed oils and extra virgin oil in electrical fryer to 170 degrees OR until a small amount of dough pops up within 10 seconds in a pot of oil.
Fry vetkoek until golden brown.
Special notes: When making bigger batches you must knead the dough longer.
Use your 20l or 30l mixer for the bigger batches.
A good vetkoek is never a dark brown/black vetkoek, but it is a lovely golden brown.
– Recipe supplied by professor Elain Vlok (spokesperson for Mama Afrika)