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.
- 5 cups flour
- 5 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 cups milk
- 3 eggs
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 5 teaspoons butter
- 12 cups sugar
- 6 cups water
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons citric acid (original recipe says tartaric acid)
- oil (for frying)
- Rub butter into flour, baking powder, salt.
- Beat eggs and milk and then mix into above.
- Place dough in ziplock bag and refrigerate overnight.
- Bring all ingredients to boil stirring all the time and boil for 5 minutes.
- Cool down.
- Store in fridge overnight – must be well chilled.
- Making and assembling:.
- Roll dough out 1/4 inch thick and cut strips 1 inch wide and 2 1/2 inches long.
- Take ends of dough and twist and seal off ends by pressing together.
- Fry in hot deep oil.
- Dunk instantly into ice cold syrup.
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!
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!!