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Amagwinya/Vetkoek Recipe

Yields12 ServingsPrep Time1 hrCook Time10 minsTotal Time1 hr 10 mins

Amagwinya also known as "Vetkoek" is a delightful Zulu snack commonly enjoyed with cheese, polony, mince etc...

 7 cups All purpose Flour
 ½ cup Sugar
 10 g Yeast (1 sachet = 10 g)
 1 tsp Salt
 2 ½ cups Warm water
Preparation Instructions

Place all your dry ingredients in your mixing bowl and mix together well : flour, sugar, yeast and salt.


Add water and 2 tablespoons of oil and mix well. You may use a mixer if you do not have one your hands will do just fine. After mixing you dough should be sticky.


Cover your dough with a cloth and let rise for 45 mins. (Place in sun for best results).


Your dough should have doubled in size by now. Knead your dough one more time and let it rest for another 15 mins.

Cooking Instructions

Heat up your oil at a medium temperature. Make sure you put enough oil to allow for deep frying.


Separate your dough into balls and fry until golden brown. Approximately 10 mins.


Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 Gwinya/Vetkoek

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 432