Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Koesister recipe

Koesister recipe

4&1/2 cups of cake flour ...
 1& 1/2 cups of lukewarm water
 1 tsp of baking powder
 1 sachet of Instant yeast
 1 tablespoon of sugar
 3 tbsp of butter( melted)
 1 tsp of salt

 1 cup of soft mashed potatoes
3 teaspoons of grinded or finely chopped dried naartjie peel
 1&1/2 tablespoons of freshly grated Ginger ( makes all the difference )
 1 teaspoon of mix spice
 1-2 tablespoons of aniseed
 2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 a teaspoon of freshly grounded cardamon seeds
 Oil for deep frying
 Sugar and stick cinnamon for sugaring
Fine coconut


Mix all ingredients together with warm water ( add water until you get a sticky dough ) dough must be very soft .Knead dough for 10 minutes using a little oil on your hands to stop from sticking, rub some oil over dough , cover with cloth and allow to rise for an hour or when double in size . Roll out into little ball shapes and fry in oil on medium to high heat until dark brown . Sugar and cover with fine coconut .

Sugar water
Boil 3 cups of sugar with 3 cups of water and a few cinnamon sticks for about 35 minutes on medium heat ...then simmer when sugaring the koeksister.

Makes about 40 koeksisters

Please note - Its very important to not have a dry and tight dough . It must be almost sticky - if your dough is tight your yeast won't have anywhere to expand , resulting in a dense and dry koeksister . You may also add 1 egg to dough .

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