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Step 2: Making the Dough

INGREDIENTS: DOUGH

625ml (2.5 cups) cake flour
20ml backing powder
3ml salt
60g of butter or margarine
1 egg
140ml water
750ml (more or less) cooking oil

METHOD:

Sift the cake flour, baking powder and salt together into a mixing bowl. Using your fingers mix the butter into the mixture until it starts to look like bread crumbs. Add the egg to the water and beat then add the mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix until it is a soft dough kneading thoroughly. Cover the mixing bowl with plastic cling wrap and let the mixture "rest" for at least an hour.
Unfair, how can I look at them at not want to make them. Koeksisters are so nice. When ever I go to a friends house and there are koeksisters... Empty bowl remains. I'm totaly going to jot down your recipe. Thanks.
These things are amazing!!! I've had them before and would recommend them to anyone! <br> <br>Thanks Andre for making an instructable about them, I hope to make these for sure!
You should try them. You will be the talk of the town. They are actually a weird looking doughnut. The braiding bit is n bit tricky but by the end of the batch you will be a champion. <br> <br>The syrup is a killer. People do different things with the syrup to give them different flavors. Some have a strong ginger taste, others are more cinnamon. Some people keep the syrup warm and let the &quot;koeksisters&quot; soak in them overnight. They then become soft, juicy and quite sweet. <br> <br>Mine were n bit crispy, not too sweet and a little like a doughnut right in the middle.
Wow, those sound so good. I love ginger and cinnamon. :D
The syrup is actually what makes the &quot;koeksister&quot;. I submerged the cinnamon stick a lot during the boiling of the syrup. The &quot;koeksister&quot; is a kind of doughnut and during this instructable, my wife and I, made a few &quot;doughnuts&quot; and covered then in &quot;koeksister&quot; syrup. They were just as delicious! The &quot;koeksister&quot; has become such a part of the South African Afrikaans culture that we call everyday occurrences by this name. A specific set of very busy highways and flyovers that intertwine each other is called &quot;koeksister&quot; crossing. A very conservative girl that does not put out will be called a &quot;koeksister&quot;, anything intertwined or crossed over might be called a &quot;koeksister&quot;. <br> <br>You should really try then. It is a bit of work and the end result will not last long. Although the &quot;koeksister&quot; can last for days, ours did not even see 24 hours before they were all gobbled up.
Since this uses water, you should think about entering this in the Water Challenge. :)<br> <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Summer-Water-Challenge/" rel="nofollow">http://www.instructables.com/id/Summer-Water-Challenge/</a>
Since this uses water, you should think about entering this in the Water Challenge. :)<br> <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Summer-Water-Challenge/" rel="nofollow">http://www.instructables.com/id/Summer-Water-Challenge/</a>

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