Fehmz shares her go-to koesister recipe by Aunty Kubra

January 17, 2024
koesister recipe

Fehmz’s go-to koesister recipe is a South African delight straight from Aunty Kubra’s kitchen. With this recipe you can indulge in the sweet nostalgia of these golden, aromatic treats.

Aunty Kubra's Koesisters

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 125 grams soft butter
  • 1.5 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp elachi powder (cardamom)
  • 1 tbsp dried ginger powder
  • 1 tbsp mixed spice
  • 1 tbsp dried naartjie peel, finely ground (omit if you don’t have. I made my own)
  • 1 tsp aniseed, finely ground
  • 2 sachets instant yeast (20 g)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 kg cake wheat flour
  • Syrup
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 strips of dried naartjie peel
  • Garnish
  • Desiccated coconut

Instructions

Syrup

1

COMBINE everything in a pot and bring to a slow simmer.

Koesisters

2

ADD sugar, butter, boiling water and milk to a bowl and stir until it becomes lukewarm. Add in the spices, yeast and egg, whisk well.

3

ADD the flour to form a dough, then knead it until smooth and allow to rest for an hour, covered with a cloth or cling wrap, in a warm place.

4

ONCE the dough has risen well, punch down and roll into a long ‘sausage’ and cut into 5 cm thick pieces. Shape into balls or finger-shapes.

5

LEAVE to proof for 15–20 minutes.

6

DEEP fry in medium high heat until dark brown on the outside. Drain and cool.

7

CAN now be stored to syrup the next day or frozen. Prick them a little if you want the syrup to really get in. Place into the simmering syrup for about 5 minutes on each side.

8

REMOVE and sprinkle with coconut.

 

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