4cups cake flour
20ml baking powder
Oil for frying
Sift dry ingredients together. Rub in margarine until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add sugar and mix well. Beat eggs in water and add to dry ingredients. Mix into a soft dough. Add more water, if necessary. Knead dough lightly for 20-30mins, until smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and leave to rest for at least an hour. Roll out dough into a saugage. Cut small pieces from it and roll each piece into 1 x 8cm lengths. Join ends of 3 strips and plait. Deep fry in moderately hot oil until golden brown and drain. Place doughnut on a slotted spoon and immediately dip into cold syrup, making sure the twistie is soaked through. Place on a wire rack.
NB: Not suitable for freezing.
I didn’t make the syrup I dipped it in icing sugar. Not too thick. but syrup: 2 cups sugar 1 cup water over a medium heat
Recipe and picture: Zahraa Moerat