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Grandpa's Koeksisters

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Prep: 1 hour Cook: 1 hour Cooling the syrup - 2 hours at least

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More effort



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


  1. Mix dry ingredients and rub in the butter.

  2. Add beaten eggs and knead to a smooth dough. Add milk if necessary.

  3. Roll out, and cut into strips and plait.

  4. Fry in hot oil until golden brown. Drain and dip into ice-cold syrup.

  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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