In South Africa, there is a sweet pastry known as a “koeksuster” (literally translated as “cake sister” and pronounced “cook-sister”). It is like sweet deep fried bread and is often enjoyed during Easter. We have added a touch of oolong to so you won’t feel so bloated as stuffing your face with them! Eat them when they are piping hot!



  • 1 lb flour
  • 1 tsdp baking powder (better with fresh yeast!)
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 oz butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/8 pint milk
  • Formosa Green Jade oolong, dry leaves ground as finely as possible
  • oil for deep frying
  • enough treacle to dip koesisters



  1. Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt together and rub in butter well.
  2. Beat eggs, then add the milk and tea to form into a dough.
  3. Roll out 3/4 inch thick log and cut into 2 inches squares.
  4. In a deep pan or saucepan, add oil and when it’s hot, drop 3 to 4 koeksister at a time into the oil. When they are cooked, they will pop up to the surface. Then turn them over quickly and immediately dip them into a bowl of cold syrup.
  5. Sprinkle coconut over koesister before serving.


 Formosa Green Jade Oolong Tea is available to purchase at


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