Koeksisters – A South African Take on the Donut

Have you eaten koeksisters before? Maybe you lived in South Africa or have visited the country and picked up some koeksisters from a street market. They are a common and popular choice in markets across the country.

Maybe you haven’t tried koeksisters yet but have heard about the food from your South African friends or family members.

Whatever your experience with koeksisters, you can now get this famously South African sweet treat right here in New Zealand. All you need to do is order koeksisters from our website here at Biltong Plus. We’ll then deliver wherever you are located in New Zealand.

Place your order for koeksisters today.

What Are Koeksisters?

Koeksisters are a sticky, crunchy donut sweet treat that is popular across South Africa. More specifically, they have a crunchy outside crust with a sticky, almost liquid syrup sensation in the centre.

The flavours come from cinnamon, ginger, and lemon, ingredients that are often included in the dough. Before the dough is fried it is braided, giving koeksisters its instantly recognisable appearance.

Once the dough is made and braided it is then fried in oil before being cooled in syrup. This infuses the syrup with the dough and gives koeksisters its truly indulgent taste.

What about the name koeksisters? It comes from the Afrikaans word koekje which is usually used to refer to cookies or cakes.

Why not try this indulgent snack or get it as a surprise for your South African friends or family? Start shopping today.

Koeksisters and South Africa

If you have never been to South Africa it can be hard to describe the extent of the popularity of koeksisters. They are available everywhere and are one of the most common sweet treats and desserts available.

There is even a festival which takes place every year to celebrate koeksisters. It occurs in Orania on the Northern Cape and is also the location of a koeksisters statue.

Koeksisters are a popular food to have at the end of a relaxing Sunday, although in South Africa you can enjoy koeksisters on any day of the week.

You don’t have to be in South Africa to enjoy koeksisters, though, as you can enjoy this delicious and indulgent treat right here in New Zealand too. Buy koeksisters from Biltong Plus today.

Why Choose Biltong Plus?

Customers choose us for a range of reasons as their South African food and drink retailer:

  • We are passionate about South African food and drink
  • Our team works hard to bring you authentic South African foods and brands, making them available wherever you are in New Zealand
  • We also take steps to make sure the products you buy are as fresh as possible, particularly given the fact that some of them have to travel long distances to get here
  • Our website is easy to use and it’s secure to buy from
  • Our team is highly knowledgeable so can help with whatever questions you have
  • When you buy from us, you’ll get quality South African products at affordable prices

Finally, we’re also the best supplier of koeksisters in New Zealand.

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