A koeksister or koesister comes from the Dutch word koekje, which translates to “cookie”. It is a South African syrup-coated doughnut in a twisted or braided shape (like a plait). It is prepared by deep-frying dough in oil, then dipping the fried dough into cold sugar syrup. Koeksisters are very sticky and sweet and taste like honey.
South African cuisine
South Africa is a country of great cultural diversity. Such diversity is even reflected in South Africa's food recipes. South African recipes vary from simple traditional dishes to spicy curries and rich puddings. We are certain you will enjoy exploring the unique tastes of these recipes from South Africa.