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What is Amagwinya

Amagwinya or Vetkeok, translated in English as ‘fat cake’ is a tasty doughnut snack eaten mostly by the Zulu people of South Africa. In Ghana it is known as ‘Boflot’ or doughnut. Apart from the South Africans and Ghanaians, the people of Zimbabwe and Botswana also eat this snack. Also Africans in the diaspora (US, UK, etc.) enjoy the amagwinya as well.

Guess what! Amagwinya day is celebrated on  30th August, so you can join in its celebration by learning how to prepare this delicious snack.

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Ingredients for Amagwinya

  • 7 cups of all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cups of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 sachet of yeast or 10 grams
  • Two and half cups of water
  • Vegetable oil
  • 2 slices of cheddar cheese (optional)

 

What Amagwinya Can Be Served With

Amagwinya can be served with cheese, jam, butter, minced meat, polony, soft drink or groundnuts.

 

Special Utensils

  1. Deep fryer
  2. Slotted spoon
Amagwinya
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Steps to prepare Amagwinya

  1. Put your flour, sugar, yeast and salt into a large bowl and mix together.
  2. Add the water and two tablespoons of oil. Mix together and thoroughly, using your hand or a mixer.
  3. Cover the dough for about 45 minutes to allow it to rise.
  4. Knead the dough again and let it sit for 15 more minutes.
  5. Heat your oil for frying. Let it be on medium heat. If you don’t have a deep fryer, let the oil be enough to cover the amagwinya during frying.
  6. Divide the dough into smaller balls and drop them gently into the oil. Fry till it becomes golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oil and transfer them onto the lined tray or plate.
  8. Melt the cheddar cheese and drizzle on top of the amagwinya.
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Take Home: how to make amagwinya soft

To make this snack soft, you need to make sure you mix the dough with enough water to reduce thickness. This way, the end product becomes soft.

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Delicious AMAGWINYA Recipe

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If you agree then follow along as we discover how to prepare amagwinya.
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Prep Time 12 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine CONTINENTAL
Servings 1
Calories 72 kcal

Equipment

  • Deep fryer
  • Slotted spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 7 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cups sugar
  • salt
  • 10 g yeast
  • water
  • Vegetable oil
  • cheddar cheese

Instructions
 

  • Put your flour, sugar, yeast and salt into a large bowl and mix together.
  • Add the water and two tablespoons of oil. Mix together and thoroughly, using your hand or a mixer.
  • Cover the dough for about 45 minutes to allow it to rise.
  • Knead the dough again and let it sit for 15 more minutes.
  • Heat your oil for frying. Let it be on medium heat. If you don’t have a deep fryer, let the oil be enough to cover the amagwinya during frying.
  • Divide the dough into smaller balls and drop them gently into the oil. Fry till it becomes golden brown.
  • Remove from the oil and transfer them onto the lined tray or plate.
  • Melt the cheddar cheese and drizzle on top of the amagwinya.

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Notes

Amagwinya or Vetkeok, translated in English as ‘fat cake’ is a tasty doughnut snack eaten mostly by the Zulu people of South Africa. In Ghana it is known as ‘Boflot’.

Nutrition

Calories: 72kcal
Keyword AMAGWINYA
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