Koeksisters

Recipe by Chef Byrone
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 24
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • First make syrup. Heat water in saucepan, add sugar and stir until dissolved.
  • Add cream of tartar, ginger and cinamon.
  • Boil uncovered for 5 minutes. Do not stir.
  • Remove from stove and chill.
  • While syrup is chilling, make the koeksisters.
  • Sift flour, baking powder and salt together.
  • Add butter and rub it in with fingertips until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
  • Beat eggs and milk together and add to dry ingredients.
  • Mix dough well then knead lightly for 2 minutes to make it pliable.
  • Cover basin with wax paper and leave for 1 hour.
  • Roll out dough to 1cm thick.
  • Cut strips (rectangles) 8cm x 4 cm, then make 2 vertical cuts in each strip, starting 5mm from the top and cutting down right to the bottom.
  • Plait strips loosely and secure at loose end.
  • Heat oil to 190C and deep-fry koeksisters for 1 minute. Not too many at once.
  • Remove from oil and drain on paper towel for 1 minute and then dip in syrup for until soaked (1 minute).
  • Remove from syrup and place on dish to dry.
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