Easy Koeksister Recipe
A fast way to make Koeksisters. A traditional South African dessert recipe. In this recipe I used bread instead of dough which is known as Breadsisters..
Traditional South African Recipes
As most of you guys know by now, I am a proud South African native although I have been living in Spain for the last 7 years. If you read my about me page you´ll see how I boast about South African food and how I believe it´s simply the best food out there (I´m not biast at all *smile*).
I decided to share yet another one of my favorite South African recipes. Awhile ago, I shared a recipe called Malva Pudding on my blog. At that stage I was still taking photos with my digital camera, so forgive me for the quality of those photos! Don´t let that stop you to try the Malva Pudding recipe! My friend Jen, who lives in Canada makes it on a regular basis and she and her family loves it!
How are Koeksisters made?
Traditionally koeksisters are made with dough that is cut into 3 strips and braided into koeksisters. Then fried in hot oil until golden brown, quickly drained on paper towels and immediately dipped into ice cold sugar syrup.
The reason why you immediately dip the hot koeksisters into the ice cold sugar syrup is because the colder the syrup, the more of it will be soaked up by the warm koeksister (or breadsister in our case).
The perfect koeksister is crunchy on the outside and soft and juicy on the inside! Words can´t explain how much I love these sweet treats! I mean just look at this photo below! I´m not lying am I? *smile*
From Koeksister to Breadsister!
Now you´re probably wondering why I didn´t I make the “real deal”. Referring to the Koeksisters that are made with dough. Well to be honest, I didn´t feel like the hassle. I´ve made them before and they take up so much time! These Breadsisters are a very close second and they taste sooooo good!
I used to eat them often as a child because my aunt used to make them for special occasions. I remember eyeying the table to see how many were left.. thinking that I needed to eat at least one more before they were all gone. They were gone really quick!
Tip: Make two batches as these store really well and before you know it the first batch will be finished!
Photo Shoot and Styling Tips
I thought I´d share a few tips with you guys on how I styled this post and some of the settings I used on my camera..
- I used PhotoScape to bulk edit the size of my photos once I uploaded them to my PC.
- Then I used Canva to crop and add text to them.
- These photos were shot in natural light, right next to my window.
- My ISO ranged between 200 – 400, which depended on my angle/position.
- I used one of my tops as a prop because it has an African print on it *smile*.
- The black dish is from an ice cream hubby bought me recently from our local supermarket. I liked it, so I kept it. Thumbs up for frugal living *smile again*.
Until next time guys! I hope you´re all having a great week!