Mint Granadilla Koeksusters Recipe

Mint Granadilla Koeksusters Recipe

Introducing the Mint Granadilla Koeksusters recipe, a delightful twist on the classic South African treat. These sweet, syrup-soaked pastries will tantalize your taste buds with a burst of refreshing mint and the tropical flavour of granadilla (passion fruit).


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • Oil for deep frying


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup granadilla pulp
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint leaves


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and 2 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh mint leaves.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the melted butter and sugar until well combined. Add in the milk, egg, and vanilla extract, and mix until smooth.
  3. Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring until a thick dough forms.
  4. On a floured surface, roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thickness. Use a sharp knife to cut the dough into strips, about 3 inches long and 1 inch wide.
  5. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan or pot to 180°C (350°F). Working in batches, fry the koeksusters until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  6. While the koeksusters are frying, make the syrup. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water, granadilla pulp, and 2 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh mint leaves. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
  7. Reduce the heat and simmer the syrup for 5-7 minutes, or until thickened and syrupy.
  8. Remove the koeksusters from the oil with a slotted spoon and transfer them to a paper towel-lined plate to drain off any excess oil.
  9. Dip the hot koeksusters in the warm syrup, making sure they are fully coated. Allow them to cool and soak up the syrup for a few minutes.
  10. Finally, allow the koeksusters to cool and absorb the syrup fully. Serve them as a delectable treat during tea time or as a delightful dessert at your next gathering.
  11. With their minty freshness and tropical twist, these Mint Granadilla Koeksusters are sure to become a firm favourite among family and friends. Enjoy!
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