Amagwinya/Vetkoek Recipe

AuthorChefLuhCategory
Yields12 Servings
Prep 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
 Oil
Preparation Instructions
1

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

2

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.

3

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

4

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
5

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

6

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

7

Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 Gwinya/Vetkoek

Servings 12


Amount Per Serving
Calories 432

 

Ingredients

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

Directions

Preparation Instructions
1

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

2

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.

3

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

4

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
5

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

6

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

7

Serve and enjoy!

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36 Comments

  • I tried these today and they were a hit absolutely loved them tweaked the recipe a bit cause sugar was a bit too much but overall they are a fantastic treat thank u sisi

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      • Please help my magwinyas have oil inside they aren’t as dry as they should be inside

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        • Sorry to hear that Tshepi, your vetkoek had oil inside them because your oil wasn’t hot enough. Test your oil by dropping a small amount of batter and if it floats then your oil is ready. Your vetkoek should float while they’re cooking if not then something is wrong.

  • Hey just came this recipe today as the weather permits. Ngiphezu kwawo ryt now. Iv just letvthem sit to rise…if this goes well. Magwinya will be my side hustle. Wish me luck…n thanx Chef
    Luluh

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    • Hey Mandisi, good luck and hope it goes well on the side hustle. You’re very welcome.

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  • Chef I’m looking for a recipe… My late mum used to make with mielies and potatoes… Think it was called “qabe”

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    • Hey there, I’m not familiar with that recipe, but will definitely look into it and get back to you.

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  • My grandma made exactly the same amagwinya but couldn’t tell us the recipe coz she just added the ingredients the old style, I’m so happy I can finally make the same..
    Thank you

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  • Wow, this is the best recipe.
    They came out perfect after soo many previous disappointments.

    Thank you very much

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  • I made them and they’re so delicious. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside just the way I love them. Perfect!

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    • Because* who came up with the snack in the first place the zulu’s I see it as a compliment come on now why must everything be taken personal…

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      • How do you know it’s Zulu people who came up with it when it’s literally eaten across tribes and Africa? African/South African is more accurate lol

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    • Personally I’ve never tried it before but you can try googling some Amagwinya/Vetkoek recipes that uses baking powder. Let me know how it goes.

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    • I also need to try making Amagwinya but am not good at anything to do with flour. Can someone be kind enough to at least show me in Video form how to make them. I really want to follow the action Thank you

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