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bowl of koeksisters, and half of them covered with coconut

Sour Milk Koeksisters

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  • Category: Desserts
  • Cuisine: South African


The first WorldΒ KoesisterΒ DayΒ was celebrated on Sunday, 1 September 2019 at an event hosted at the Radisson RED Hotel V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.


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  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1/2 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
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 coconut



Start with boiling together the sugar and water until it thickens and keep it aside.

Koeksiter Dough

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.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 390
  • Sugar: 31
  • Sodium: 440
  • Fat: 16
  • Saturated Fat: 10
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 59
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 4
  • Cholesterol: 22
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