Koeksisters will never be the same again!
IMPORTANT: Make the First Choice Butterscotch Velvet syrup a day before making the koeksisters and chill in the fridge overnight.
Heat the First Choice Velvet, water and sugar in a pot until boiling point.
Chill in the fridge overnight.
Place the syrup in the freezer for an hour before you start baking the koeksister.
Place the container of syrup on a bed of ice while you are using it to dunk the koeksisters in.
It is important that it is very cold.
Sift the dry ingredients together.
Rub the First Choice Butter into flour mixture with your fingers.
Mix the egg with the First Choice Amasi.
Make an indentation in the flour to make a little dam.
Pour the First Choice Amasi and egg mixture into the 'dam'.
Knead until a smooth dough.
Cover with a damp cloth for an hour or two.
Roll out the dough to aproximately 5mm thickness.
Cut the dough into rectangles of 10cm x 3cm.
Make two cuts into each rectangle about 1 cm from the top to make 3 parts to braid.
Braid each koeksister and pinch the bottoms and tops.
Deep fry the koeksisters in sunflower oil for 3 to 5 minutes or until dark golden brown.
Place the cooked koeksisters on paper towel for a quick moment to drain.
Quickly submerge the koeksister in the chilled butterscotch syrup for a few minutes until they are drenched. It should make a sizzling sound when the koeksister is dunked.
Place the dunked koeksisters on a dry rack until the excess syrup has drained. Chill & enjoy!