|Place of origin||South Africa|
|Region or state||South Africa|
|Main ingredients||Dough, sugar syrup, aniseed, cinnamon, mixed spice|
The original koesister should not be confused with the Dutch version known as the koeksister.
Popular brands include Ouma Rooi Koeksisters, whose founder won the Huletts Koeksister Competition before taking part in the popular South African Koekedoor Show. 
Koeksisters are prepared by frying plaited dough strips in oil, then submersing the hot fried dough into ice cold sugar syrup. Koeksisters have a golden crunchy crust and liquid syrup centre, are very sticky and sweet, and taste like honey.
A monument of a koeksister in the Afrikaner community of Orania alludes to the Afrikaner tradition of baking them to raise funds for the building of churches and schools. The Cape Malay Koeksister exists.
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