KT's looking for South Africa on the big globe...
Bunny Chow. Apparently it's a hollowed out bread filled with a beef/meat curry, but we substituted chicken stew. KT WAS NOT interested in this -- usually I can talk her into at least trying something new, but not so much today. Oh well, she did eat some of the bread.
Koeksisters. It's pronounced cooksisters. I had to look that up. Anyway, I had made the dough early in the morning because it had to chill. Then I made the syrup so it could sit and thicken some. I left the ginger out of the recipe because I didn't think KT would like it. We rolled the dough out and I started cutting the strips to "braid" these little gems. That didn't last too long -- I probably made about 10 of them with braids.
Frying the Koeksisters
Cinnamon/Lemony syrup (this smelled heavenly!)
Grumpy and KT helping out
About here is where I decided all this braiding was just TOO MUCH! I started cutting them into triangles instead. Who has time for all that work?!!
I'm done with all this braiding!
Okay, these are delicious. You take the hot fried Koeksisters out of the oil, and dump them in the syrup to soak it up for a few minutes before transferring to a bowl. Yikes, I can't keep these here or I'll eat EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM. We took the rest of them to the Koenigs. Joss loved them too!
Thursday it's off to the African area of the zoo to see what animals they have there! We're going early to try to beat some of this heat!