Koeksisters


Ingredients 13
Servings 20
Time

Ingredients

  • 500
    ml
    cake flour
  • 2
    ml
    salt
  • 10
    ml
    baking powder
  • 60
    ml
    butter
  • 1
    egg
  • 125
    ml
    water (approximately)
  • oil for frying
  • SYRUP
  • 1
    kg
    sugar
  • 375
    ml
    water
  • 5
    ml
    freshly grated ginger root
  • 2
    cinnamon sticks
  • 1
    lemon, juice
 

Method

 
Sift flour, salt and baking powder twice. Rub in butter and mix to a pliable dough with egg and water (add water a little at a time). Knead very well. Leave to rest at room temperature, covered with an inverted mixing bowl, for 3 to 4 hours. SYRUP: Dissolve sugar in water. Add spices and lemon juice and just bring to boil. Chill very well. Roll out dough to 5 mm thick, cut into strips 5 cm long and 2 cm wide and cut each strip into 3, but not right through to top. Plait 3 strands, pinching together well at end. Deep fry in oil on both sides until golden. Remove with a slotted spoon and immediately dip in ice-cold syrup. Remove with a slotted spoon and leave to drain before next batch is ready to be dipped. Place syrup bowl in a container of ice cubes to keep syrup cold.
 

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