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
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.