1 litre flour
2 tablespoons butter
Pinch of salt
1 egg
1 tablespoon baking powder
300 ml water

Sift dry ingredients. Rub in butter, add beaten egg and water. Dough must be soft and stick to the hands. Knead about 10 minutes. Leave to stand for about 1 hour. Cover with a damp cloth. Roll out, cut into strips 75mm long and 25 mm wide, cut into 3 and plait.


4 cups sugar
625 ml water
Tablespoon cinnemon

Boil for 15 minutes. Cool, add the juice of 1 lemon and the rind of 1 lemon. Put in fridge to get cold. Any other flavour such as vanilla can be added to syrup instead of lemon. Now bake the plaits in a pot of cooking oil till golden brown. Take out of the hot oil, put into the cold syrup immediately, submerging for about 30 seconds. Take out and put on a plate. If possible, keep the syrup cold on a basin of ice while baking.