Koeksisters (Cook Sista)
A koeksister is a South African syrup infused doughnut. The name derives from the Dutch word koekje, which translates to “cookie”. There are two popular versions: an Afrikaner version which is twisted and a Cape Malay ball shaped version which is a spicy treat finished off with a sprinkling of coconut. The Afrikaner version is much more syrupy and crisp, while the Cape Malay version is an oval, fried dumpling with a texture more akin to a cake.