Thembisa’s Teatime Vetkoek

1.5 Hours
Serves: 12 (Size Dependent)

Thembisa’s Teatime Vetkoek


  • 25 g / 2 tablespoons Selati Sugar
  • 10 g Dried yeast
  • Lukewarm water
  • 845 g / 6 ¾ cups Supreme Cake Wheat Flour
  • 10 ml / 2 teaspoons Salt
  • Cooking oil for frying

Cooking Instructions

  1. Mix the Selati sugar and yeast with some of the lukewarm water and leave to foam.
  2. Sift Supreme flour and salt.
  3. Pour yeast into flour and knead.
  4. Leave the dough in the bowl and cover loosely with lightly oiled clingwrap and a damp cloth.
  5. Leave to rise for about 45 – 60 minutes until it is double its original size.

To fry the vetkoek:

  1. Pour the cooking oil into a frying pan so you have ± 3 or 4cm of oil in the pan.
  2. Heat the oil to about 200°C.
  3. Divide the dough into balls about the size of a tennis ball.
  4. Flatten the dough until it is ± 3cm thick and about the size of your palm.
  5. Place two or three of the flattened dough balls at a time into the heated oil.
  6. Fry each side until golden brown. Serve with butter and jam or cheese.