Custard filled koeksisters

20 servings Prep: 20 mins, Cooking: 40 mins
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This treat is popular around Cape Town and is often enjoyed as a Sunday-morning treat. We make mini koesisters filled with custard.

By Food24 August 12 2019
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Ingredients (20)

1 kg cake flour
5 ml salt
5 ml ground ginger
5 ml ground cinnamon
2,5 ml ground cardamom
2 naartjies — finely grated zest or orange
1 packet Superbake Instant Yeast
125 ml sugar
1 eggs
30 ml butter — melted
125 ml milk — lukewarm
250 ml water
60 ml custard powder
375 ml milk
60 ml sugar
salt — just a pinch
125 ml cream
oil — for deep frying
125 ml brown sugar
125 ml desiccated coconut
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1. Mix the flour, salt, spices, zest, yeast and sugar in a large mixing bowl and make a well in the middle.

2. Whisk the egg, butter, milk and water and pour some into the well in the flour mixture. Stir with a fork. Add a little egg mixture at a time, stirring until the mixture becomes sticky. Knead until a soft dough forms.

3. Knead the dough for another 5 minutes or until no longer sticky. Transfer to a clean bowl, cover with a tea towel and leave in a warm area to rise until doubled in  volume.

4. Filling Mix the custard powder with 60ml (¼c) of the milk. Heat the rest of the milk and sugar to just below boiling point, add the custard mixture and stir continuously until thickened. Stir in the salt, cover with clingfilm and cool completely in the fridge.

5. Whisk the cream until stiff peaks form then fold into the custard. Spoon into a piping bag.

6. To finish Shape the koesister dough into golf ball-size balls. Heat oil in a saucepan and deep-fry the koesisters in batches until golden brown and done. Drain on paper towels.

7. Mix the sugar and coconut and roll the warm koesisters in the mixture. Cool completely.

8. Make a hole in the bottom of each koesister and pipe in some of the custard mixture.

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