Koeksisters Recipe - a Traditional South African Donut • Lovely Greens
Crisp on the outside and soaked in sweet, spiced syrup Last week a South African friend shared the below recipe on Facebook and seeing as I was going to a Braai (BBQ) at her house, I decided I would try my hand at making some as a special surprise. I’ve never made Koeksisters before but ... Read More about Koeksisters Recipe – a Traditional South African Donut
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…
South African Recipes
South African Recipes: KOEKSISTERS (with yeast) (The Complete South African Cookbook, pg. 307) A koeksister is a South African syrup-coated doughnut in a twisted or braided shape (like a plait). It is prepared by deep-frying plaited dough rolls in oil, then dipping the fried dough into cold sugar syrup. Koeksisters are very sticky and sweet and taste like honey.