Yoghurt and Koeksisters

Yoghurt and koeksisters are a wonderful combination and a "Quick Cape Town Sweet". Add some preserved sour figs or other fruit and you are close to heaven :-). Koeksisters are a traditional South African 

dish and are prepared generally in 2 different ways. The Afrikaner style where the sweet dough pieces are twisted like a braid and the traditional Cape Malay style with some different ingredients where they remain straight and are covered with coconut flakes. I like both varieties. For this recipe I used the Afrikaner style koeksisters which you can buy here in many shops and even from a street trader along the road. Homemade ones are of course the preferable option but if you are short of time and you have a craving for a sweet treat this option will be just fine.

Preparation time: 5 minutes 
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Resting time: 0 minutes
Total time needed: 5 minutes
Grade of Difficulty: easy


yoghurt and koeksisters on a table
  • 2 cups of plain full cream yoghurt
  • 8 to 10 koeksisters (the stiff twisted type from deep fried dough soaked in syrup and dried)
  • 1/2 cup preserved sour fig fruit (Carpobrotus edulis) in masala (curry spice) syrup


  • Spoon some double cream yoghurt into a bowl
  • Break up koeksisters and sprinkle on top
  • Add a masala fig or two with a little syrup for garnish

Enjoy as a dessert after lunch or supper as a snack at tea time.

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