Fat cakes. To any Tswana-speaking person, magwinya, also known as fat cakes, need no introduction. To the rest of the world, this is what puts a smile on the faces of millions of people in Botswana and South Africa. It is a type of food that reminds people of home, of mama's kitchen,.
It's called Fat Cake for a reason.sinful but oh, so good! These tasty vetkoek (fat cakes) make for a lovely dinner or snack. You can make these vetkoek any size you prefer. You can have Fat cakes using 4 ingredients and 3 steps. Here is how you achieve it.
Ingredients of Fat cakes
- You need 2 cups of flour.
- It’s half of tsp yeast.
- It’s 3 tbs of sugar.
- It’s of warm water.
They're a great party snack if they are made small and filled with various processed meats, tuna and mayo, syrup, curried minced meat, cheese, or basically anything you feel like. Fat Cakes are popular baked goods. They are made with marshmallow and contain pink coconut shavings on top and a chocolate cake with cream filling in the middle. Fat cakes are so loved in Namibia, especially in the northern part of the country.
Fat cakes step by step
- Sift all dry ingredients together and knead the dough.
- Leave to double the size then shape and deep fry in hot oil.
- Serve with chips and atchar.
They also happen to be my favorite childhood snack. But nowadays some add butter, milk and eggs. Namibian fat cakes are simply fried dough. They are a staple snack and dessert. They are sometimes served with kapana, a street food.