Crispy Koeksisters Recipe

These koeksisters are South African donuts which are beautifully shape with a crispy exterior.

It has an atttractive golden-brown colour that is hard to ignore.

Preparation Time: 50 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4



  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla essence
  • 2 tsp Lemon juice
  • 3 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Water


  • 4 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups Cake flour
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 20 g Butter
  • 150 ml Milk
  • 3 cups oil


— Into a casserol, pour water and sugar and boil on low heat. Stir until the sugar dissolved and boil for 7 minutes.

— Add lemon juice and vanilla essence into the same casserol and put the casserol into the fridge.

— Into a bowl, mix the salt, flour, and baking powder thoroughly. Add milk and mix until a dough is formed.

— Roll the dough out to a thickness and it into thin strips. Join the end of 3 strips on one side. Braid the strips and join their ends.

— Into a heated pot, add oil, put the koeksisters and fried until you get a golden-brown color.

— After frying the koeksisters, soaked them into the prepared syrup and place them into a bowl. Serve and eat!

TIPS: Always keep the syrup into the fridge to keep it cool and to make the koeksister crispy.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 224, Protein: 1.6g, Fat: 4g, Carbohydrates: 46.4g, Sodium: 117.7mg

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