Koeksisters or Crullers

Koeksisters A fond childhood memory was waking up early on a Saturday morning when koeksisters [known as crullers in English] were being made early in the morning for a church cake sale.  The syrup was always made on Friday nights and allowed to get really cold overnight, one of the secrets of the

August 7th, 2014|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , |

Autumn is the time for baking

During my childhood, Easter was the time to get a new jersey and autumn always meant baking and chestnuts. Mosbolletjies made from fermenting grape must, sweet juicy crunchy koeksisters and rainbow cake. Maggie, who was my mother’s housekeeper, was a brilliant baker, and she did it in the old-fashioned way with no machinery.