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Flour - 225 gms 
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Salt -  a pinch
Margarine - 25 gms
Egg - 1
Milk - 4-5 tbsp
Oil for deep frying

For Syrup:
Granulated sugar - 500 gms
Water - 284 ml
Cinnamon - 1 stick


  • Put ingredients for the syrup into a small pan and stir over the heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil and boil rapidly for one minute. Leave to cool.
  • Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt. Rub in margarine.
  • Add the egg and enough milk to form a dough. 
  • Roll out to a rectangle about 1/2 cm in thickness and from this cut strips 7 1/2 cm by 2 1/2 cm.
  • Cut each strip into 3 lengthways, not completely cutting through to the end, and plait, pinching together at the end.
  • Fry few at a time in the hot oi until golden brown. 
  • Drain on absorbent paper then dip at once into cold syrup; cool on a wire tray.
  • Koeksisters keep well but must be kept apart in the tin.

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