koeksister


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koeksister

(ˈkʊkˌsɪstə)
n
(Cookery) South African a plaited doughnut deep-fried and soaked in syrup
[Afrikaans, but possibly of Malay origin]
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This week, we delve into the strange world of the Koeksister.
Enter the koeksister (pronounced "cook-sister"), a traditional South African sweet that is both a donut and a cookie.
Traditional food like biltong, a beef or venison jerky, and a syrup-soaked donut called the koeksister still anchor the restaurant menus.
"For those with a sweet tooth, there is the koeksister, a hugely popular dessert that is essentially a syrup-coated doughnut in braided form," she said.
The company specialises in biltong (dried cured meat) and drywors (a dried snack sausage), but is "constantly" developing its range, which includes traditional South African fare such as boerewors, flatties, rusks and koeksisters, as well as wines, beers and spirits.
The event showcased more than 30 stalls selling South African delicacies such as bunny chows (South African-style curry served in half a loaf of bread), boerewors rolls (traditional sausage that has South African written all over it), koeksisters (a very traditional baked desert) and many more.
The Ubuntu Bash in Doha will see more than 30 stalls selling South African delicacies such as bunny chows (South African style curry served in half a loaf of bread), boerewors rolls (traditional, unmistakable South African sausage), koeksisters (a very traditional baked dessert) and many more.
And don't forget the pumpkin fritters with cinnamon and sweet butterscotch sauce and other desserts like Koeksisters (a sort of fried bread), Melk tart and Malva pudding!
For example, handcrafted displays of different family recipes for koeksisters, a traditional pastry, line the walls of the museum's cafe.
Many favourite South African dishes and beverages will be available to purchase on the day including boerewors rolls, vetkoek and mince, koeksisters and milk tart.
As she declares that she plans to stay in South Africa for an extra week, she reaches for one of her aunt Johanna's koeksisters (286), part of the parade of traditional foods Johanna has presented to turn her "back into a South African" (14).
This unique festival also provides the rare opportunity to taste traditional South African dishes such as Boerewors and Biltong as well as South African themed deserts like Mango-PeriPeri Gelato and Koeksisters. JuxtaPower, led by famed choreographer Sduduzo Ka-Mbili, will perform excerpts from their internationally acclaimed production GotZulu!