Spiced yumyums aka Koeksisters recipe

I was born in South Africa and this is our usual Sunday breakfast!

It’s like a spiced syrupy coconut sprinkled yumyum! Its delicious and once you try one you can’t stop eating them! They’re addictive!

My mum usually makes these a few times a year, big batch to freeze extras! Lucky me 😊 but here’s the recipe if you would like to try it! You won’t regret it

Koeksisters
1kg flour (8cups)
125 ml sugar
2 pkt of instant yeast
2tsp ground ginger
1tsp cinnamon
1tsp fresh nutmeg
1tsp all spice
2 or 3 tbsp of aniseed
1 tsp ground cardamon
2 tspsalt
1/2 cup of oil
700 ml lukewarm water


Mix all dry ingredients together then make a soft sticky mixture. Let it rise double in size. Roll and cut into small rolls. Let it rise double in size before frying it . Cool off while making your syrup. Equal parts of water and sugar. I always put a cinnamon stick in. Syrup and put coconut flakes on.

Let me know if you’ve made it and how much you love it ❤️