South African Vetkoek aka Fat Cake, crispy outside and warm and fluffy inside filled with minced curry
5 ½cupscake flour plus more
1packet yeast2 1/4 teaspoon or .25 ounce
Minced curry recipe
1whole onion sliced
2 -3 tomatoes chopped
1-cuppeas and carrots
½teaspoonhot sauce or cayenne pepperoptional
2-3tablespoonsparsley or cilantro
Salt to taste
Minced curry instructions
In a medium-large skillet, add oil, onions, garlic, ginger, curry, paprika and sauté, for about 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent any burns. Followed by tomatoes continue cooking for about 3 minutes then add potatoes and minced meat, cayenne pepper, white pepper, mix until ingredients have been thoroughly combined. Cook for about 15 minutes or more until potatoes are tender.
Finally throw in peas, cook for another minute or two, add parsley, and adjust the seasoning, to taste. Remove from the heat and let it cool. You may prepare this a day in advance.
In a large bowl, mix salt, sugar, water, and yeast. Set aside for 5 minutes. Add flour then mix dough until everything has come together.
Covers loosely with a clean clothe and let rise in a warm, draft-free place for 1 to 2 hours or until doubled.
Turn dough on a floured surface, flatten to knock out air bubbles and knead to make firm, you may add flour as needed
• Roll out dough in to 1 inch thick, cut into desired shapes or use 3 inch or larger cookie cutter to cut dough.
• In a large, sauce pan pour vegetable oil, until it is at least 3 inches (or about 5 centimeters) high (too little will result in flatter vetkoeks and place on medium heat until oil is 350 degrees.
Fry until golden brown about 3-5 minutes depending on size. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper napkin. Let it cool
Split in half and fill with mince meat. Serve warm