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    South African Koeksisters

    South African Koeksisters. Photo by icynorth

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    50 mins

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    20 mins

    Enjolinfam's Note:

    A very sticky South African sweet. They remind me of a donut, but maybe messier. ;) I got this recipe from my South African friend, Sheralee. She says to try to eat a few before the family gets home because once they get stuck into them, you "ain't gonna get none!"

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    Ingredients:

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    Syrup

    Dough

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Put the water and sugar in a ot and bring to boil on low heat. Stir frequently until the sugar is completely dissolved. Boil for 7 minutes.
    2. 2
      Remove the pot from the stove and stir in the lemon juice and vanilla essence. Put the pot into the fridge.
    3. 3
      Mix the flour, salt, and baking powder thoroughly in a mixing bowl. Break the butter or margarine into small pieces and add to the four mixture. Add the milk. Mix well until a dough is formed.
    4. 4
      Roll the dough out to a thickness of 5 mm (+ or - 1/4 in.). Cut the dough into thin (+ or - 10 mm or 1/2 in.) strips. Take 3 strips and join their ends on one side. Braid the strips to desired koeksister length and join other ends.
    5. 5
      Heat the oil in a pot until fairly hot. Put about 3 koeksisters (or what can fit)at a time in the oil and fry them on both sides until they get a golden-brown color. As you remove the koeksisters for the oil, place them directly ito the syrup from the fridge. It is important to keep the syrup cool, so between soakings, return the syrup to the fridge to maintain its coolness.
    6. 6
      Remove the koeksisters from the syrup and allow the excess syrup to drip off. Place them in the refrigerator to cool and then eat!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 12, 2008

      55

      Considering all the calories, these are not something anyone would want to make very often, but believe me, for an unusual, different kind of sweet treat, THESE BUGGERS ARE JUST THE THING, & I even enjoyed making them, too! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed as an extra recipe for one of my teammates in our vegan group in the Vegetarian/Vegan Recipe Swap]

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    Nutritional Facts for South African Koeksisters

    Serving Size: 1 (307 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 2208.6
     
    Calories from Fat 1524
    69%
    Total Fat 169.3 g
    260%
    Saturated Fat 15.5 g
    77%
    Cholesterol 15.8 mg
    5%
    Sodium 575.7 mg
    23%
    Total Carbohydrate 175.2 g
    58%
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    3%
    Sugars 130.3 g
    521%
    Protein 5.6 g
    11%

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