Traditional South African Koeksisters Recipe • Lovely Greens
South African koeksisters are a from-scratch braided donut that's cooked crisp then soaked in sweet spiced syrup. A favorite sweet treat that you can commonly buy in South Africa, and a special taste of home for ex-pats around the world.
South African Koeksisters Recipe
A sweet South African heritage delicacy - crisp pastry plaits are fried and dipped in an aromatic syrup! Pastries similar to these originated centuries ago in Batavia in the East and the recipe brought to South Africa by the Malayan settlers together with many other. The syrup needs to be made in advance and chilled overnight. Submersing the hot fried koeksisters in ice cold syrup ensures optimal absorption. A fresh koeksister, still slightly warm and dripping of syrup is an unforgettable…
Tannie's Koeksister Recipe
Here is a delicious Koeksister recipe that is as easy to make as it is delicious. Don't just take our word for it, try and bake them yourself.
The Best Koeksister Recipe in South Africa
Looking for the perfect koeksister recipe? This one is from Ladismith's koeksister champion - they're crunchy on the outside and syrupy soft on the inside!