Potato koeksisters

By admin
03 February 2016

A delicious twist on a traditional treat!

Makes 12 koeksisters Preparation time: 15 min

Cooking time: 10 min

Standing time: 30 min

  • 1 large potato, boiled, mashed
  • 20 g butter
  • 10 ml (2 t) ground cinnamon
  • 15 ml (1 T) ground aniseed
  • 10 ml (2 t) ground ginger
  • 6 ml (generous 1 t) ground
  • cardamom
  • 5 ml (1 t) salt
  • 7 ml (1½ t) finely grated naartjie
  • peel
  • 375 ml (1½ c) warm water
  • 20 ml (4 t) sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 5 x 250 ml cake flour
  • 5 ml (1 t) baking powder
  • 10 g (1 packet) instant yeast
  • 60 ml (¼ c) oil
  • oil for deep-frying
  • icing sugar for dusting
  • SYRUP
  • 250 ml (1 c) white sugar
  • 200 ml (¾ c) water

1 Mash the potato koeksisters  potato and butter. Add the spices, salt, naartjie peel, water, sugar and egg.Mix well. Add flour, baking powder and yeast. Mix well.

2 Add oil a little at a time,mix well and knead until the dough no longer sticks to your hands. Cover and leave to stand for about 30 minutes in a warm place.

3 Grease a baking tray with margarine or butter. Punch down the dough, break off 10 g pieces and shape into balls or make plaits. Cover and leave in a warm place until double in volume.

4 SYRUP Boil ingredients until a light syrup forms. Remove from the heat.

5 Heat the oil until hot. Fry a few koeksisters at a time until golden brown and cooked. Remove with a slotted spoon and plunge into hot syrup immediately.

6 Remove from the syrup and leave to cool on a wire rack. Dust with icing sugar.

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