By: Poelano Malema
Fat cakes aka mangwinya need no introduction, especially to anyone who comes from kasi ( township).
They are crispy, delicious and filling, and they make the perfect breakfast meal.
Nothing beats a delicious warm vetkoek with atchaar, polony and a cup of tea or coffee.
Mangwinya are also a big hit in the winter season, especially when served hot.
In the hood. Standing in line for amagwinya. 15 magwinya. 8 white liver. 4 snoekfish. Artchar. 2l stoney. Dankie
— somizi somGAGA (@somizi) August 17, 2013
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Learn how to make your perfect fat cakes by following the recipe below.
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 packet of dry yeast (or 1 tablespoon)
1/2 a cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
1/4 of a litre of warm water
Cooking oil (enough to deep-fry them)
Sift the flour into a bowl.
Add the sugar, salt and dry yeast and mix.
Make a small hole in the dry mix and add some of the warm water.
Mix, adding a little more water until you have a soft dough.
Cover the container and set aside to rise for an hour or until the dough has doubled in size.
Mix the dough again.
Heat oil in the pot until is very hot.
Shape the dough into small balls.
Deep fry one side till golden brown and turn over to the other side.
Repeat until all are done.
Tip: The vetkoeks will rise in size when cooking, so don’t fill the pot.
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