I've been on a Sunday Scribblings hiatus since early December when I left for South Africa. But I can't resist a post for this week's "yummy" prompt.
Koeksisters. These are the one South African food that is responsible for all five of the extra pounds I came back with. And it was worth each and every pound. To describe koeksisters as "donuts," which essentially they are, does not quite do justice to these syrup-soaked delicacies, sometimes sprinkled with coconut. You make the dough and the syrup separately. Once you've cooked the dough (sometimes braided--the Afrikaner version, sometimes just shaped into little oval balls--the Cape Malay version) until golden, you remove them from the oil and let them drain a bit. Then you plunge them into the cold syrup (it has to be cold; surround the bowl with ice cubes). They soak the syrup up and the outside gets a bit hard. The inside remains moist and delectable. If you want to add some cholesterol (why not, at this point?), roll them in some shaved coconut.
Enjoy them with a nice cup of tea.