A traditional South African delicacy brought to the region by the slaves.


32 oz
cake flour
1 pn
1 t
baking powder
2 1⁄2 oz
35 oz
eggs (beaten)
30 oz
water (cold)
cinnamon stick


  1. Make a syrup from 30Oz sugar and 22Oz water.
  2. As the water is dissolving chuck in the cinnamon stick for flavour, then leave for a day to cool in the refrigerator. 
  3. Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl then cut in the butter.
  4. Add the eggs and remaining sugar until a soft dough emerges before refrigerating for half an hour.
  5. Remove the dough, roll to about 2 inches thickness and cut into oblongs 2 inches long and 1/2 inch wide.
  6. Cut vertical slits into the dough without cutting through it and lightly cover with beaten egg.
  7. Heat oil in a pan ready for deep frying and place the prepared syrup next to it with another plate for drying/serving.
  8. Fry the koeksisters until golden brown then dip in syrup, then place on plate.
  9. Serve when all are done.