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Grandpa's Koeksisters

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • Cooling the syrup - 2 hours at least
  • More effort
  • Makes +-30
Enough said, trust me, no regrets :)


  • 4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water


  • STEP 1
    Mix dry ingredients and rub in the butter.
  • STEP 2
    Add beaten eggs and knead to a smooth dough. Add milk if necessary.
  • STEP 3
    Roll out, and cut into strips and plait.
  • STEP 4
    Fry in hot oil until golden brown. Drain and dip into ice-cold syrup.
  • STEP 5
    Syrup: boil sugar and water, and place in fridge until ice-cold. Tip: divid into 2 portions, in order to always have cold syrup at hand.

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