We do not really like to eat koeksisters, because they are just too sweet and syrupy for our liking. These koeksisters are a hit in our house because they do not soak in as much syrup as traditional koeksisters and that is why we call it dry koeksisters.
Here is the recipe:
- 500g Self Raising Flour
- 2ml Salt
- 1 Large Egg
- 250ml Water
- 10ml Melted Butter
- Cooking Oil For Deep Frying
- 1000ml Sugar
- 500ml Water
- 15ml Golden Syrup
- 12.5ml Glycerin
- 5ml Cream of Tartar
- Pinch of Salt
- 2 Cinnamon Sticks
Mix the self raising flour and salt together.
Beat the egg and water together. Make a cavity in the flour mixture and pour the egg mixture into it. Also add the melted butter and mix until a soft dough. Knead dough well or knead with a mixer. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes.
Now make the syrup.
Place the sugar, water, golden syrup, glycerine, cream of tartar, salt and cinnamon in a large saucepan and bring to the boil; stir it once or twice. Let it cook for 7 to 10 minutes. Remove the syrup from the stove and allow to cool slightly.
Roll out the dough, cut into strips and braid or twist. Or use a koeksister cutter if you have one.
Fry the koeksisters in cooking oil until brown. Scoop them out, dip in the syrup and place on a wire rack.
Cool the koeksisters before serving.
Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
Koeksisters can also be frozen.