Tuesday, January 15, 2013



500gram cake flour
1 teaspoon dry ginger powder
... 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
2 teaspoons aniseed powder
1 packet instant yeast
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup hot water
1 dessertspoon butter
1 egg
750ml vegetable oil for frying

Melt butter and sugar in hot water. Stir in egg. Add enough milk to make 1/2 litre. Mix flour, spices and yeast into a mixing bowl. Add the liquid mixture to the flour and mix to a soft dough. Set dough aside, covered, to rise until double in size. Divide dough into approx 30 small balls on a slightly oiled surface. Heat oil in large saucepan. Once oil is hot gently pull koeksister into an oblong shape and fry each side until browned. Drain on absorbent paper.

Sugar syrup
500ml water
250ml sugar
Boil water and sugar until sugar is dissolved and syrup is slightly thickened and sticky. Add drops of water if syrup becomes too sticky.

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