Traditional Cape Malay Koeksisters

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A Cape Malay KoeksistersΒ (also pronounced Koesisters) are sticky, syrupy sweet treats. A South-African delicacy not to be missed.


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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
  • I added a pinch of salt


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar


  1. Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl
  2. Add butter and maas
  3. Make into a soft dough
  4. Break off the dough into little balls
  5. Roll into a thin roll
  6. Cut in half and twist
  7. Secure ends
  8. Deep fry till golden brown
  9. Dip in warm syrup, roll in coconut


Boil all the ingredients together until it thickens.


Prepared,Β tried, and tested Jennifer fromΒ The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from Home ChefsΒ 


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