• Guests 16 people
  • Preparation 20 minutes
  • Cooking 25 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy


Doughnut dough

  1. 500 g T45 strong flour

    100 g Grand Fermage unsalted butter roll

    250 ml water

    2 sachets baking powder

    1 egg

    1 tsp. salt

    Sunflower oil for frying


  1. 1 l water

    700 g caster sugar

    50 ml lime juice

    1 cinnamon stick

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  1. Bring the water to the boil with the sugar.
  2. Add the lime juice and the cinnamon stick.
  3. Continue to heat for 15 minutes.
  4. Pour out into a container and chill overnight.

Doughnut dough

  1. Mix the flour and baking powder together.
  2. Make a well in the centre and add the softened butter, the egg and the water.
  3. Knead with the hook attachment of your mixer until a smooth dough forms.
  4. Tip out into a mixing bowl, cover and leave to stand for 2 hours.


  1. Roll the dough out on a floured work surface.
  2. Divide into rectangles of 15x6 cm.
  3. Cut three equal strips lengthwise along each rectangle, without going all the way to the end.
  4. Plait the strips of dough to form the koeksisters and seal the ends.

Cooking time

  1. Heat the oil over a medium-high heat.
  2. Submerge the plaits in the oil until they are nice and golden.
  3. Strain them out of the oil and immediately submerge them in the syrup.
  4. Strain them out again and place them on a wire rack.
  5. Grate on the lime zest before serving.

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Gourmet tips

You could also use a different citrus fruit. Why not replace the lime with orange or lemon?

Enjoy the koeksisters cold.

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