How to Make Koeksisters (South African Doughnuts)

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How to Make Koeksisters (South African Doughnuts)  Recipe
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1
Gather the ingredients for the syrup. You need to make the syrup first 🕡

Gather the ingredients for the syrup. You need to make the syrup first 🕡

2
Place all the ingredients in a pan, stir and gently heat till sugar dissolves 🕢

Place all the ingredients in a pan, stir and gently heat till sugar dissolves 🕢

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3
Increase heat and simmer syrup, till it reduces to half it's original volume.Remove from heat, strain into a bowl and leave in fridge to cool, to use later on 🕤 Syrup done!✔

Increase heat and simmer syrup, till it reduces to half it's original volume.Remove from heat, strain into a bowl and leave in fridge to cool, to use later on 🕤 Syrup done!✔

4
Get the ingredients for the dough

Get the ingredients for the dough

5
Put all the dry ingredients into a bowl, and add the butter, using your fingertips to create a fine crumb texture. Add the eggs, vanilla essence, and milk to the mixture, mixing till a dough is formed

Put all the dry ingredients into a bowl, and add the butter, using your fingertips to create a fine crumb texture. Add the eggs, vanilla essence, and milk to the mixture, mixing till a dough is formed

6
Tear a teaspoon sized piece of dough and roll into a ball. Divide the ball into 3 and roll into long pieces. Attach all 3 pieces at the top and plait, and press together at the ends 🕥

Tear a teaspoon sized piece of dough and roll into a ball. Divide the ball into 3 and roll into long pieces. Attach all 3 pieces at the top and plait, and press together at the ends 🕥

7
Heat oil, and fry plaited dough, on both sides in small batches until it changes to a golden colour

Heat oil, and fry plaited dough, on both sides in small batches until it changes to a golden colour

8
Soak hot Koeksisters in cool syrup, roll in coconut (optional) and allow to cool 🕦💯✔♥

Soak hot Koeksisters in cool syrup, roll in coconut (optional) and allow to cool 🕦💯✔♥

Ingredients

125 Milliliters (Syrup) Water 
125 Grams Sugar 
3 Tablespoons Honey 
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice 
1 Tablespoon Golden Syrup 
1 Tablespoon Ginger 
2 Cinnamon Sticks 
500 Grams (Dough) Self-raising Flour 
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder 
½ Teaspoons Salt 
125 Grams Butter 
2 Eggs 
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence 
125 Milliliters Milk 
100 Grams (Optional) Desiccated Coconut  
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