Thursday, May 5, 2011

Proudly South-African Koeksisters!

Howzit everyone? How does one describe a Koeksister? If you should translate it directly into english it would be known as a "cake sister" ha ha. Well its very sticky and super sweet and of course its proudly South-African! For all those overseas just give this one a go and leave some comments on your experience on this confectionary!

This recipe makes about 2 dozen sticky gooey delicious Koeksisters – a tradition in many South African homes.
4 X 250 ml Cake Flour
2ml salt
20 ml Baking powder
75ml butter
15 ml sugar
2 eggs beaten
250ml cold water
Cooking oil

4 X 250 ml sugar 625 ml water 1 large cinnamon stick

Prepare syrup one day ahead by combining sugar and water at a low heat until dissolved. Add cinnamon stick and allow to simmer for 10 mins. Leave to cool and then refrigerate.
Make the pastry by sifting dry ingredients and cutting the butter in. Add the sugar and beaten eggs ad mix until it is a soft scone like dough. Chill.
Roll out dough until about 7 mm thick. Cut into oblongs about 80 mm by 40 mm. Make two vertical cuts leaving a strip at one end still joined for about 10 mm. Plait the strips and secure with a little beaten egg.
Heat oil until very hot. Deep fry koeksisters until golden. Remove with a slotted spoon and dip into the chilled syrup. Remove with a second slotted spoon and leave to dry slightly.

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