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I was looking through my old notes for the last 2 years looking for my late moms Koesister recipe ....I finally found it by accident in a box ...and in my humble opinion ...one of the best koesisters revealed .
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4&½ cups of cake flour
1& ½ cups of lukewarm water
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 sachet of Instant yeast
1 tablespoon of sugar
3 tablespoon of butter( melted)
1 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of soft mashed potatoes
3 teaspoons of grinded or finely chopped dried naartjie peel
1&½ tablespoons of freshly grated Ginger ( makes all the difference )
1 teaspoon of mix spice
1 tablespoon of aniseed
2 teaspoons cinnamon
½ a teaspoon of freshly grounded cardamon seeds
Oil for deep frying
Sugar and stick cinnamon for sugaring
Mix all ingredients together with warm water ( add water until you get a sticky dough ) dough must be very soft/ almost wet .Knead dough for 10 minutes using a little oil on your hands to stop from sticking, rub some oil over dough , cover with cloth and allow to rise for an hour or when double in size . Roll out into little ball shapes and fry in oil on medium to high heat until dark brown . Sugar and cover with fine coconut .
Boil 3 cups of sugar with 3 cups of water and a few cinnamon sticks for about 35 minutes on high heat ...then simmer when sugaring the koeksister.
Makes about 40 koeksisters
Please note - Its very important to not have a dry and tight dough . It must be almost sticky - if your dough is tight your yeast won't have anywhere to expand , resulting in a dense and dry koeksister .