Koeksisters

Recipe from: 15 August 2011

Ingredients 12
Servings 16
Time 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 180
    g
    cake flour
  • 30
    ml
    baking powder
  • 20
    g
    butter
  • pinch of salt
  • 150
    ml
    milk
  • oil for deep frying
  • For the syrup:
  • 500
    ml
    sugar
  • 375
    ml
    water
  • 5
    ml
    vanilla essence or a vanilla pod
  • 2
    small pieces cinnamon
  • 1/2
    tsp
    grated lemon rind
 

Method

10 mins
 
In a bowl sift the flour baking powder and salt.
Add cubes of butter and rub into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs.
Add the milk into the flour mix and mix until it forms a dough.
On a floured surface roll out the dough, cut into strips and plait.
Deep fry the koeksisters until they are quite brown, take them as far as you can without burning and drop into the syrup.
Allow them to cool and drain on a wire rack over a baking tray.

The syrup:

In a pan, using a gentle heat, dissolve the sugar in the water.
Simmer for 5 minutes.
Add the vanilla, cinnamon and lemon rind.
Leave overnight in the fridge.

Reprinted with permission of Sous Chef.
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