I’m super excited finally made my Schweppes Soda water Koeksisters.
Extra lighted texture and yummy.
Ingredients and Method:
3 cups Self Raising flour
3 cups cake flour
1 tsp fine ginger
half teaspoon fine salt
3 tsp heaped aniseed
1 tsp fine cinnamon
1 tsp naartjie peel
1 pkg instant yeast 10g
and then add 1½ cup Schweppes Soda water and pinch salt.
Take care that you have one cup of soda water liquid when potatoes are soft and done.
2 tablespoon butter
2 jumbo eggs or 3 x-large eggs
1 cup sugar
whisks with a hand beater and add 200ml milk
Add above to dry ingredients and form a soft dough and take oil in the palm of the hand and mix well
Boil potatoes and mash smooth while still hot. (Use the potato water as well beat with hand beater the sugar, butter & eggs
Lightly oil top of dough and cover with plastic wrap or lid of the bowl.
Place in a warm place to double in size for one hour.
On a light flour surface, roll dough into two sausages.
Cut into equal size portions and shape like a koeksister.
Leave on a floured surface to double in size for about 10 minutes, lifting koeksister gently with a palette knife
Fry in moderately heated oil until golden brown on both sides.
Take care that the oil is moderately hot in order for koeksister not to absorb oil.
Drain on absorbent paper and allow it to cool.
Dip koeksister in sugar syrup over low heat.
Roll in coconut.
NB: Koeksister can be frozen for up to 3 months before the syrup. Thaw at room temperature and sugar as normal.
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
Allow simmering over low heat until syrupy.
Add two pieces of stick cinnamon and two cardamom pods while boiling syrup.
Add citric acid OR a small piece of butter to prevent sugar from crystallizing
Prepared, tried, and tested by: Feriel Sonday