- African Magwinya Doughnuts Sold in packs of 24
Indulge with a cup of tea the traditional Tswana treat, The African Magwinya Doughnuts.
To any Tswana speaking person, this food needs to 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 the home, mama s kitchen, corner shop or street vendor stand for some this amazing fat cake vetkoek or deep-fried doughnut also known as magwinya.
Tswana African Magwinya Doughnuts Recipe:
- 500 grams flour (or cake flour without raising agent)
- 4 tablespoons/30 grams of sugar
- 2 teaspoons instant yeast
- Optional: 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 500 milliliters warm water
Measure all the ingredients.
mix all the dry ingredients together in a clean bowl.
Add the warm water and vegetable oil and begin to mix into a soft dough.
Once the dough has been mixed very well, cover with a tea towel and set aside to rise for an hour. (You will note that no kneading is required for this dough in comparison to the vetkoek, this dough is much moister and softer.)
After an hour, the dough will have doubled in size. Proceed to mix it again, this helps to achieve softer dough. After mixing allow to rest for a further 10 minutes.
In the meantime, heat up enough vegetable oil in a pot for deep frying.
Scoop out some batter with a large spoon and drop it into the hot oil. Ensure the oil is being heated under a medium flame to prevent the magwinya from browning too quickly without fully cooking on the inside. (Use a second spoon to push the dough into the hot oil if it helps.) Fry African magwinya Doughnuts until golden brown, ensure that you turn them over to ensure even browning.
Once ready, scoop the African Magwinya Doughnuts out of the pot and place onto absorbent kitchen paper for draining away the excess oil.
Serve the African Magwinya Doughnuts best served with a cup of tea.