Koeksisters are a beloved traditional South African sweet. This week, we give it all kinds of extra twists, from a churro version to skuinskoek (Karoo doughnut) soaked in syrup – we have something to suit every sweet tooth
A type of choux dough, churro dough doesn’t need to rise for a long time. The dough is piped into hot oil using a piping bag. Use a star-shaped nozzle as this will ensure the edges are nice and crisp.
We cheated and used readymade bread dough for this recipe. The sesame seeds add a lovely nuttiness to these bite-sized koeksisters.
For this recipe, we dunked freshly baked skuinskoek in sugar syrup to turn it into a different type of koeksister.
These are always popular. The koeksister bites can be packaged in sealed bags and frozen for up to 2 months.
Bollas are a Cape Malay sweet treat that’s similar to koeksisters. The dough is soft and fluffy, it’s soaked in cardamom-spices syrup and rolled in desiccated coconut.