Recipe Credit: Annie Pillay
2 cups cake flour2 teaspoon baking powder1 tablespoon butter1 cup maas( substitute with plain yoghurt or buttermilk)
Vegetable oil for frying Dessicated coconut ( optional )
Rub butter into dry ingredients using your fingers until ingredients resemble bread crumbsAdd maas/yoghurt/buttermilk and combine to form a soft doughAllow dough to rest for two hoursBreak off pieces of dough and roll into two long ropes then plait and fry in deep oil on medium heat. Fry off 2 at a time. When browned remove and place on paper towels to drainDip Koeksister in syrup and roll in coconut
Syrup1 cup water 1 cup sugar Stir until sugar is dissolved then boil together, add 1 stick cinnamon as it boils
Koeksister / and. A South African plaited doughnut, deep-fried and soaked in syrup.maas or "Amasi" (so called in Zulu and Xhosa, and maas in Afrikaans) is the common word for fermented milk that tastes like cottage cheese or plain yoghurt in South Africa
Tried & Tested by Gail Haselsteiner
Variations by Sumi Instead of baking powder I used self raising flour.Also added to the dry ingredients 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder1 teaspoon mix spice1 teaspoon nutmeg1 teaspoon ginger powder1 teaspoon ground naartjie peel½ teaspoon Elachi (cardomom) powder
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Variations by Sumi.
A yummy late night sweet treat😙😙 the kiddos love these. Enjoy!