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Traditional South African Koeksisters Recipe

Traditional South African Koeksisters Recipe
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Prepare the ingredients before making Traditional South African Koeksisters in your home. Then, follow these steps below to serve Traditional South African Koeksisters for your family or friends.

Ingredients: Traditional South African Koeksisters

  • Dough
  • 2 cup Cake flour
  • 2 tbsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tbsp Butter/margarine
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 Oil for frying
  • Syrup
  • 4 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 stick Cinnamon/ ½tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Lemon juice

How to Make Traditional South African Koeksisters

If you have prepared the ingredients needed, now time to start cooking. There are 22 steps you must follow to make Traditional South African Koeksisters in your home by yourself.

    Step 1
  • SYRUP - METHOD
  • Step 2
  • Prepare syrup day before. It needs to be very cold
  • Step 3
  • In a large pot, dissolve sugar in the water
  • Step 4
  • Add spices and lemon juice and bring to the boil
  • Step 5
  • Take off stove and leave to cool
  • Step 6
  • Place in fridge overnight
  • Step 7
  • DOUGH - METHOD
  • Step 8
  • Sift flour, baking powder and salt together
  • Step 9
  • Rub in butter amd mix til pliable
  • Step 10
  • Add egg and mix
  • Step 11
  • Add water a little at a time
  • Step 12
  • Work dough well until no lumps. If sticky sprinkle a little flour and knead until dough will ball up
  • Step 13
  • Let dough rest at room temp for approx 3 hours under inverted mixing bowl
  • Step 14
  • TO PREPARE KOEKSISTERS
  • Step 15
  • Roll out dough. Thickness 5mm
  • Step 16
  • Cut into strips 6cm long.2cm wide
  • Step 17
  • Plait strips and pinch hard at ends
  • Step 18
  • Deep fry until golden brown
  • Step 19
  • Remove and drain quickly
  • Step 20
  • Dip in cold syrup
  • Step 21
  • The secret is to keep the syrup cold and the koeksisters hot. This way it will draw in just the right amount of syrup
  • Step 22
  • You can keep the syrup cold by keeping it in another container filled with ice water
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