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…
How to Make Koeksisters-Fried South African Mini Doughnuts
These South African mini-donuts are braided and then deep-fried. Next they are traditionally soaked in an ice-cold syrup infused with ginger and lemon. I've added some rooibos, peppermint and juniper for an herbal twist. You can also skip the soaking and just toss them in cinnamon sugar for a more familiar treat.