Have you made Sour Milk Koeksisters before? I have assisted with baking regular koeksisters back in South Africa for big events, then we made up to 144 dozen or sometimes more. We worked in teams as it took us two days from starting, preparing the dough, and syrup and setting up. The second day we worked in sets of two to four people that manned a station. We had lots of fun and enjoyed it tremendously, but thinking of doing this again, I must admit that it’s extremely hard work but as we did it for charity or Church fundraising, it’s a labor of love.
Sour Milk Koeksisters, a typical South African sticky sweet delicacy.
Koeksisters also called Koesister
- 2 cups self-raising flour
- ½ tsp cinnamon powder
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 8 tablespoons melted butter
- Enough sour milk/maas to make a soft dough
- A pinch of salt
- 1 cup water
- 1½ cup sugar
- 1½ coconut
Start with boiling together the sugar and water until it thickens and keep it aside.
In a mixing bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients and then add butter and maas and mix to make it into a soft dough.
Now break the dough into small little balls and roll it into a thin roll.
Cut each roll into half and then twist it to form something similar to a braid, but with only the two strands.
Secure the ends and then deep fry in hot oil until golden brown.
Take out with a slotted spoon and immediately dip it into the warm syrup, and then roll it in the coconut.
Prepared, tried, and tested Jennifer Govender Bisnath from The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes From Home Chefs and SA Tasty Recipes - Saffas Daily Recipes
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Amount Per Serving Calories 390Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 22mgSodium 440mgCarbohydrates 59gFiber 2gSugar 31gProtein 4g
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Why are they called Koeksisters?
The name comes from the Dutch koek (cake) and sissen (sizzle) – presumable a reference to the sizzling sound they make when being deep-fried. With koeksisters, the dough is rolled out flat and then plaited in 6cm lengths, deep-fried, and then soaked in syrup and chilled overnight.
What does a Koeksisters taste like?
Koeksisters are prepared by frying plaited dough strips in oil, then submersing the hot fried dough into the ice-cold sugar syrup. Koeksisters have a golden crunchy crust and liquid syrup center, are very sticky and sweet and taste like honey.
Can Koeksisters be frozen?
A fresh koeksister, still slightly warm, and with dripping syrup is an unforgettable experience but if not used on the day of making it is best to freeze for later use and serve straight from the freezer.
What’s the difference between koeksister and Koesister?
What’s the difference between a koesister and a koeksister? A koeksister is plaited, deep-fried, and immediately dipped into a cold sugar syrup, resulting in a crispy exterior. The Cape Malay koesister is flavored with cinnamon, cardamom, mixed spice, and aniseed.
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