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Koeksister

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Category
FOOD

Language
AFRIKAANS

A koeksister /ˈkʊksɪstə/ is a traditional Afrikaner confectionery made of fried dough infused in syrup or honey. The name derives from the Dutch word "koek", which generally means a wheat flour confectionery, also the origin of the American English word "cookie", and "sister" can refer to the oral tradition of two sisters plaiting their doughnuts and then dunking them in syrup, so creating this iconic pastry. "Sis" can also refer to the sizzling sound[1] it makes when the dough is dipped into the oil.

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