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This traditional koeksisters recipe has been in our family for many decades. I can still see my granny baking koeksisters and my mom followed the same traditions. I can only guess how old this koeksister recipe really is. A koeksister is a traditional South African confectionery of fried dough infused with syrup. I always describe koeksisters as plaited doughnuts that are deep-fried and infused in syrup.
The Cape Malay version of a koeksister is called a koesister, with the only difference in the shape of the koeksister. Koeksisters are traditionally served at bazaars and other social events. The syrup used in the recipe is homemade and unlike maple syrup or golden syrup has a hint of ginger and cinnamon. These are two spices that are well known in traditional Afrikaner confectionaries.
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