Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a traditional South African dessert. These very addictive treats are not for people who are conscious of weight or sugar intake! These freeze fantastically well and are thus a great lifesaver for when unexpected company arrive. Time to make does not include overnight chilling time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dough:.
  2. Rub butter into flour, baking powder, salt.
  3. Beat eggs and milk and then mix into above.
  4. Place dough in ziplock bag and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Syrup:.
  6. Bring all ingredients to boil stirring all the time and boil for 5 minutes.
  7. Cool down.
  8. Store in fridge overnight – must be well chilled.
  9. Making and assembling:.
  10. Roll dough out 1/4 inch thick and cut strips 1 inch wide and 2 1/2 inches long.
  11. Take ends of dough and twist and seal off ends by pressing together.
  12. Fry in hot deep oil.
  13. Dunk instantly into ice cold syrup.
Most Helpful

My husband is South African and told me about these and how much I'd love them...which I do! The only thing we do differently is add the juice of half a lemon and some fresh crushed ginger to the syrup...delicious!

Pettitte Fan December 02, 2007

This recipe was delicious! I had to make a dish from Africa for my geography class so I decided that this was the perfect recipe! Anyways..I also agree that the dough was too sticky to handle so I suggest that you should knead the dough while adding 3/4 cup of flour (at seperate times). It worked out great for me. Thanks for the recipe!!

Paname?a May 21, 2006