South African Twisties – A Sweet, Sticky, Syrupy South African Treat!!
6 cups cake flour
4 cups self-raising flour
180 gram melted butter
1¼ cup sugar
2 packets yeast
Mix all dry ingredients then add liquids to the dry ingredients.
Mix into a soft dough.
Add more lukewarm water, if necessary.
Knead 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 stick cinnamon and two cardamom pods while boiling the syrup.
Or add lemon juice.
Prepared, tried and tested Feriel Sonday