1kg sugar 500g flour|
500ml (2 cups) water 2 ml salt
fresh green ginger 2 pieces 30 ml baking powder
2ml cream of tartar 55g butter (grated)
Pinch of salt 1 egg
Grated rind and juice of 1/2 lemon 250 - 375 ml water or milk
To make the syrup: Put all the ingredients in a saucepan. Heat (stirring) until the sugar has completely dissolved. Cover the mixture and boil for 1 minute. Remove the saucepan lid and boil the syrup for a further 5 minutes BUT do not stir it. Then remove from the stove and allow to cool for at least 2 hours in refrigerator or overnight.
To make the dough: Sieve together the dry ingredients and rub in the grated butter with your fingertips. Beat the egg and add 250ml of the milk or water and mix lightly with the dry ingredients to a soft dough. Add more milk/water if the dough is too stiff. Knead well until small bubbles forms under the surface of the dough. cover with a damp cloth and allow to stand for 30 minutes - 1 hour. Roll out the dough to a thickness of 1cm. Cut into 8 x 4 cm pieces. Cut 2 vertical slits in each piece, reaching to 1cm from the end. Plait the 3 strips that have been formed and pinch together the loose ends.
heat 7-8 cm deep oil to 180. Fry koeksisters for 1 - 2 minutes or until golden brown. remove the koeksisters with a lifter or slotted spoon. Drain them for a moment on paper towel and then plunge them into the cold syrup for 1 - 2 minutes. Stand the container of syrup in a bowl of ice so that the syrup will stay cold. Remove the koeksiters from the syrup with a lifter or slotted spoon allowing eh excess syrup to flow back into the basin. then drain them slightly on a wire rack.
1 cup self raising Flour 1Tbs Flour
1/2 egg 1 egg plus the other 1/2
2 oz butter or margarine 1 1/2 Tbs cornflour
Pinch of salt 2 1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar 1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Butter
Pastry : Beat together butter and sugar add egg and then add dry ingredients. mix to crumbs. Press into a pie dich and bake at 350F for 20 minutes.
Filling: Bring milk to boil Beat the egg with the sugar mixture then add the flour & cornflour - Beat this together.
Stir in the milk and cook till it thickens either in a pot or the microwave. Romove from heat and add vanilla & butter
Beat well and pour into the baked shell. Sprinkle with cinnamon - allow to cool completely before serving.
Smelt die botter in ‘n ander kastrol en voeg die konfyt en koeksoda by. Meng goed.
Bedek die kastrol en prut ongeveer 10 minute lank of totdat die kluitjies gaar is.
Genoeg vir 6 – 8 mense