FAKE KOEKSISTERS IN
Call it decadent if you want, but
koeksisters used to be the traditional Sunday breakfast
when I come from.
Making koeksisters is a time-consuming and labor-intensive
exercise, and it is not always easy to buy a readymade
semblance of the real thing.
But don’t panic, Bollas are
not really koeksisters, but they are just as good
and they can be made in no time at all by anyone at
3 heaped tablespoons of white sugar ( you can add
more if you like it sweet)
4 tablespoons oil
5ml vanilla essence
2 cups cake flour
2 tsps baking powder
1 cups buttermilk
Black currants ( About a handful. Optional)
Oil for deep frying
Coconut for sprinkling
Whisk eggs and sugar in bowl until light and fluffy.
Add vanilla and oil and beat till creamy.
In a separate bowl sift flour and baking powder twice.
(If you are fussy. Not really necessary)
Add flour mixture to egg mixture.
Add buttermilk and currants and mix into a soft, sticky
Allow mixture to rest for at least 30mins.
Place spoonfuls of mixture in hot oil and fry until
Hint: Dip spoon in cold water
to ensure that dough separates from spoon to form
neatly rounded balls when dropped in oil.
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of water
Allow to simmer over low heat until
Place bollas in the hot syrup on a
medium heat, until glossy (about 1 minute), remove
and sprinkle with coconut.