Monday, January 30, 2006

South African Cookie Recipe

South Africans have delicious cookie recipes.

I have included one that was taught to me by a marvelous Afrikaner lady when i lived in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is called: Koesksisters. The pastry and syrup are easy. However, what is tricky is the right temperature to dip the pastry into the sauce. For this recipe and others, refer to page 34 of the cookbook. The pastry is made by blending the butter, sugar and eggs. Alternately add this sugar mixture to the plain flour which has baking powder and salt sifted into it. Form a ball and place between two layers of wax papers. Roll out. Remove top layer of paper. Cut pastry into strips. Use three strips to make a braid. Stretch and form a figure 8 with the braids. Fry in hot corn oil. Drain and dip Koesksister in the syrup which is cold. Place on a wire rack to remove excess syrup. The syrup is made with water, sugar and cream of tartar. Boil and remove from heat. Be careful not to splatter on you because the syrup is HOT! Cool and dip pastry. Happy South African eating.

Food for thought: Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. I Corinthians 10:31

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