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Koeksisters Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Joy DeComarmond - Drug Discovery
Added: Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 c. cake flour
4 T. butter or margarine
2 eggs
1 c. milk
6 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
oil for baking
Syrup:
4 c. sugar
1-1/2 c. water (approx.)
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
3 sticks cinnamon

Directions:
Directions:
To make syrup: Heat water in saucepan, add sugar and stir until dissolved. Wash down all sugar crystals adhering to sides of saucepan. Add cream of tartar, ginger and cinnamon to syrup. Boil, uncovered for 5 minutes. Do not stir. Remove from stove and chill in refrigerator. To make koeksisters: Sift dry ingredients together in mixing bowl. Add butter or margarine and mix with fingertips until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Beat eggs and milk together and add to dry ingredients. Mix the dough well. Knead lightly for 2 minutes to make pliable. Cover with waxed paper and leave for 1 hour. Roll the dough out, cut into oblongs. Starting from one end, make 2 vertical cuts in the oblongs so there are 3 strips joined at the end. Plait these strips loosely and secure at the loose end. Heat oil to 375 and deep-fry koeksisters for 1 minute. Remove from oil, drain on paper towel and dip in cold syrup for 30 seconds. Remove from syrup and place on dish to dry.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Handle dough lightly and fry koeksisters soon after plaiting. The syrup must remain cold so use only small quantities at a time, leaving remainder in the refrigerator. Do not cook too many koeksisters at a time.

 

 

 

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