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Buttermilk Vetkoek

Potjie No: 3/4 or 1
Makes: 18 – 20
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
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500 ml cake flour
20 ml baking powder
3 ml salt
15-30 ml melted butter or cooking oil
1 egg
250 ml buttermilk
Cooking oil for deep-frying

Sift flour, baking powder and salt together.
Beat butter, egg and buttermilk together and stir into flour.
The dough should have a spongy texture that drips easily off the spoon.
Half fill potjie with cooking oil and heat until oil bubbles.
Place spoonfuls of dough into the hot oil.
Deep-fry for a few minutes.
Turn and fry until golden brown.
Remove when cooked and drain on paper towelling.
Serve with butter and/or golden syrup or honey.