Koeksister

Recipe from: 4/1/2004 12:00:00 AM

Ingredients 11
Servings 0
Time 10

Ingredients

  • 4
    cups cake flour
  • 3
    ml
    salt
  • 20
    ml
    baking powder
  • 125
    g
    butter
  • 2
    eggs, beaten
  • 200
    ml
    Milk
  • 125
    ml
    Oil for deep-frying
  • 800
    g
    sugar
  • 375
    ml
    water
  • 2
    cinnamon sticks
  • 1
    piece root ginger
 

Method

40
 
1. Sift flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl. Rub in butter finely, add beaten eggs with enough milk and blend into a stiff dough. 2. Chill dough in a refrigerator for 30 minutes. Roll out to 5mm thick and cut into strips approximately 70 x 30mm. Divide each strip into three tails, leaving them joined at one end. Plait loosely and secure ends. 3. Drop a few koeksisters at a time into hot oil. Cook until lightly browned and puffed. 4. Lift koeksisters out and drain for just 1 minute on a crumbled paper towel, then drop at once into chilled syrup. Soak in the syrup, then lift out and drain on a sieve until dry. For the syrup: Prepare the day before using and chill thoroughly in the refrigerator. Dissolve sugar in water over medium heat, then add 2 sticks cinnamon and piece of ginger. Boil for 10 minutes.
 

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