How to make Koeksisters

Koeksisters: (Makes 30)

Syrup: Ingredients:

625 ml sugar

250 ml water

6ml lemon juice

peel of 1 small lemon

1 Tbsp roughly chopped fresh ginger

5 ml vanilla essence

 

Method:

In a pot over medium heat add in the water, sugar, lemon and ginger and bring to the boil, Dissolve the sugar and boil for 7-8 minutes. Remove from the heat. Add in the lemon juice and the vanilla essence. Remove the lemon peel and the ginger and place in the fridge until extremely cold. Dough: Ingredients: 375 ml flour 22 ml baking powder pinch of salt 20 g butter 150 ml milk oil to fry Directions: Mix the flour, baking powder and salt together. Add in the butter and mix until the mixture resembles bread crumbs. Add in the milk in 2 batches. Roll the dough out and cut into long strips. Cut those strips into segments which contains three separate strands inside. Braid the strands and place on a baking tray. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes. Fry the dough until golden brown. Immediately add the hot dough into the cold syrup. Allow to cool. Enjoy!

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