This recipe comes from Gamidah Jacobs from Lekka Kombuis in the Bo Kaap in Cape Town. It is an easy and relatively quick recipe.
4 potatoes cooked and mashed
4 cups of flour
5ml fine aniseed
10ml whole aniseed
60 ml oil
¼ pound butter
250ml (CUP) milk
1 pkt yeast (10gr)
In the bowl with your mashed potatoes, add all the spices.
Warm the milk with the butter in there till the butter is melted. Add all the other ingredients and knead it for about 10 mins until light and fluffy. If it is sticky, add more flour…leave it till it has risen double for about 2 hours.
Roll dough into balls about 1.5 inches in diameter. Pull each ball slightly to elongate the ball. Let it rise a little more.
Cook in oil (deep fry) until golden brown. Oil should not be smoking hot.
Then, prepare the sugar syrup.
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Cook until sticky and add the koeksisters…
Boil until soft and take it out and add coconut…if the syrup becomes too sticky, add a little bit of water.