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South African Twisties

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South African Twisties – A Sweet, Sticky, Syrupy South African Treat!! 



6 cups cake flour
4 cups self-raising flour
180 gram melted butter
2 eggs
500ml buttermilk.
1¼ cup sugar
2 packets yeast


South African Twisties


Mix all dry ingredients then add liquids to the dry ingredients.
Mix into a soft dough.
Add more lukewarm water, if necessary.
Knead the dough lightly for 20-30 minutes, until smooth.
Cover with plastic wrap and leave to rest for at least an hour.
Roll out dough into a sausage.
Cut small pieces from it and roll each piece into 1 x 8cm lengths.
Join ends of 2 or 3 strips and plait.
Deep fry in moderately hot oil until golden brown and drain.


Making syrup South African Twisties


2½ cups sugar
2 cups water



Allow simmering over low heat until syrupy.

Add two pieces of stick cinnamon and two cardamom pods while boiling the syrup.
Or add lemon juice.


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