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Cape Malay Koeksisters



45 portion(s)


  • 1 heaped teaspoons cardamom powder
  • 2 heaped teaspoons ginger powder
  • 1 heaped teaspoons Fine cinnamon powder
  • 2 heaped teaspoons aniseed powder
  • 40 g Butter
  • 365 g warm water
  • 365 g Milk
  • 1 egg
  • 15 g olive oil
  • 1010 g bakers flour
  • 75 g sugar raw
  • 1 tablespoons salt
  • 1 level tbsp Yeast


  • 500 g sugar
  • 1000 g water
  • 1 cardamom pod
  • 1 cinnamon quill
  • 6
    Preparation 3min
  • 7
  • 8
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      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

  1. Add all the ingredients to TM. Dissolve the sugar by heating for 5 mins /100 speed 3

    Then continue boiling for 10 mins/varoma/speed 3

    Place in a small pot and heat and thicken when ready to syrup koeksisters.
  2. Dough
  3. Add spices and mix together 3 sec speed 3.

    Add milk and butter to spices 1 min 30 sec 50 degrees spd 3

    Add egg and olive oil mix 10 sec speed 3

    Add all dry ingerdients and mix for 1 sec speed 6. knead 2 min, transfer to a bowl greased with oil and leave to double in size.

  4. Koeksisters
  5. Lightly Oil hands when shaping
    Break into small ball’s and shape into an oval shape.

  6. Deep Frying
  7. Deep fry in batches of 6 in hot oil for 5–7 minutes, or until dark golden brown. Drain them for a few seconds on paper towe.

    When you have finished fried the whole batch. Heat your syrup, until slightly thickened. Syrup should coat spoon. Dunk your Koeksisters in syrup and place on a plate and garnish with coconut all over.


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Syrup should be a bit sticky and can be kept for months.

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  • These were very tasty, brought me back to my...

    Submitted by Tashmjay on 6. September 2020 - 19:46.

    These were very tasty, brought me back to my childhood in SA. I think I'll try cake flour next time, as mine turned out a bit hard but I probably over fried them.

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