Orange glazed Koeksisters

Orange glazed Koeksisters

6 servings

1 hour


  1. 3 cups self raising flour
  2. 1 cup yellow cornmeal(sub with maize meal)
  3. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  4. 1 Tablespoon sugar
  5. 1/4 cup butter
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 1/2 cup milk
  8. 1/2 cup water
  9. Oil for frying


  1. 1
    Combine the dry ingredients for the dough,rub in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. 2
    Beat together the eggs and milk,add to the dry ingredients and mix with a fork,adding as much of water as necessary to make a soft dough.
  3. 3
    Turn out the dough on a floured surface and knead very gently for 2-3 minutes until very smooth.
  4. 4
    Return to the bowl, cover and chill for atleast 30 minutes.
  5. 5
    Turn dough on a lightly floured surface,using a small knife cut dough into small balls depending with the size you desire.
  6. 6
    Roll out into strips and plait the strips very loosely to allow for raising while frying and press the ends together well to seal neatly.
  7. 7
    Set aside on a tray until all the plaits are made and cover with damp cloth.
  8. 8
    Heat oil to moderately hot (170°C).Fry the Koeksisters a few at a time until golden on both sides
  9. 9
    Place on a clean kitchen cloth to absorb excess oil.Repeat until all the Koeksisters are fried.
  10. 10
    To add a bit of of glossiness to the Koeksisters add 2 Tablespoon of sugar with 4 Tablespoon of water in a bowl.Stir and heat up for a minute in the microwave.Rub the glaze on the Koeksisters using a brush.
  11. 11
    Serve with tea or coffee or as part of breakfast..NB; for glossiness l used fresh juice instead of water for more flavor.