I’m super excited finally made my Schweppes Soda water Koeksisters.
Extra lighted texture and yummy.
Ingredients and Method:
3 cups Self Raising flour
3 cups cake flour
1 tsp fine ginger
half teaspoon fine salt
3 tsps heaped aniseed
1 tsp fine cinnamon
1 tsp naartjie peel
1 pkt instant yeast 10g
one and half cup Schweppes Soda water and pinch salt.
Take care that you’ve one cup soda water liquid when potatoes is soft and done.
2 tablespoon Butter
2 jumbo eggs or 3 xlarge eggs
1 cup sugar
whisks with hand beater and add 200ml milk
Add above to dry ingredients and form a soft dough and take oil in palm of hand and mix well
Boil potatoes and mash smooth while still hot. (Use the potato water as well beat with handbeater the sugar, butter & eggs
Lightly oil top of dough and cover with plastic wrap or lid of bowl.
Place in a warm place to double in size for one hour.
On a lightly flour surface, roll dough into two sausages.
Cut into equal size portions and shape like a koeksister.
Leave on floured surface to double in size for about 10 minutes, lifting koeksister gently with palette knife
Fry in moderately heated oil until golden brown on both sides.
Take care that the oil is moderately hot in order for koeksister not to absorb oil.
Drain on absorbent paper and allow to cool.
Dip koeksister in sugar syrup over low heat.
Roll in coconut.
NB: Koeksister can be frozen for up to 3 months before syruping. Thaw at room temperature and sugar as normal.
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
Allow to simmer over low heat until syrupy.
Add two pieces stick cinnamon and two cardamom pods while boiling syrup.
Add citric acid OR small piece of butter to prevent sugar from crystallizing
Prepared, tried and tested by: Feriel Sonday