lunchbox idea for kids vetkoek with feta and biltong recipe

Everybody loves vetkoek, right? This super easy recipe gets an even more ‘local is lekker’ twist with the addition of biltong – make sure the biltong is nice and dry otherwise you’ll struggle to chop it finely. The feta in the centre is a yummy surprise when you bite into it.

Makes 8 medium sized vetkoek, or 16-20 bite-sized vetkoek

You will need:

500 ml flour

5ml baking powder

2,5 ml salt

50 g dry biltong, chopped finely

1 egg

125 ml milk

50 g feta, cut into cubes (not soft Danish feta)

Oil, for shallow frying

Mature cheddar, to serve

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How to make the vetkoek

  1. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and biltong.
  2. Whisk together the egg and milk and add to the dry ingredients to create a soft dough.
  3. Scoop up some dough with a tablespoon and press a cube of feta into the centre. Use a teaspoon to ‘fold’ the dough over the feta, covering it completely. Spoon carefully into the hot oil and fry on both sides until golden brown and cooked through. Drain on kitchen towels. Serve with grated mature cheddar.
SOURCEKarla Janse van Vuuren
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