Cape Malay koeksisters

Cape Malay koeksisters: Traditional and so tasty snack. Image: Marele van Zyl

Traditional koeksisters: South African indulgence at its best

Do you love real South African food that shows how deep our flavour goes? These traditional koeksisters are an example of our sweet indulgence.

Cape Malay koeksisters

Cape Malay koeksisters: Traditional and so tasty snack. Image: Marele van Zyl

Have you ever looked at a doughnut and wondered if it could be smothered in even more syrup? Well, the dreams you never though you had come true with this traditional Cape Malay dessert. These traditional koeksisters have been around for a long time and are a staple of local South African treats that proves we can indulge in sweetness too. These dough balls aren’t weaved like the version you might know, but are even more delicious.

Traditional koeksisters suggestions

The Cape Maley koeksisters are rolled out into balls instead of weaving them together and covered in coconut. However, they are cooked in the syrup mixture which s infused with cinnamon and naartjie to bring you a flavour explosion. The syrup absorbs into the whole koeksister and is sticky, sweet and juicy all at once but you won’t mind because they’re just incredible and surprisingly complex in flavour and texture.

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Do you love real South African food that shows how deep our flavour goes? These Cape Malay traditional koeksisters are an example of our sweet indulgence.

Last updated on 14 November 2022

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