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| Servings: Makes 40


A quick and easy substitute for koesisters!

  • 25 ml butter, melted
  • 20 ml sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 × 250 ml self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 250 ml milk
  • 250 ml water
  • 750 ml sunflower oil for deep fry
  • coconut for sprinkling

Whisk butter, eggs and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy.
Add vanilla essence.
In a separate bowl sift flour and baking powder twice.
Add flour mixture to egg mixture.
Add milk/water and mix into a soft sticky dough.
Allow to rest for 30 minutes.
Place teaspoons full of mixture in hot oil and fry until golden brown.

Dip spoon in cold water to ensure that dough separates from spoon to form neatly rounded balls when dropped in oil.

  • Syrup:
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 ½ cup water

Boil together until sticky.
You may add water if syrup becomes too sticky.
Pour syrup in a pan.
Heat through, add bollas in syrup and boil 1 – 2 minutes until glossy, lift out and sprinkle with coconut.

Recipe posted by and photo: Heather le Roux

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