Serves 4 – 6


250ml Cake Flour
10ml Baking Powder
Pinch of Salt
15ml Butter
2 Eggs

1L Water
Sugar and Cinnamon mix
100ml Butter


  1. Mix flour, salt, and baking powder.
  2. Rub butter into dry mixture.
  3. Beat eggs and add to dry mixture with a knife – work lightly.
  4. Boil water in a big pot with lid.
  5. Place tablespoon of dough into boiling water, cover with lid, leave to boil for about 3 minutes.
  6. Remove from water with ladle and place into glass serving dish.
  7. Add cinnamon sugar first on bottom, then kluitjies, top with cinnamon mixture and add small pieces of butter – continue this process until all dough is used.
  8. Add enough cinnamon sugar and butter.
  9. Serve warm.


Once you put about 5 spoons of dough in the pot, put on the lid and DO NOT REMOVE lid for at least 3 minutes!
Also: Use a deep pot as it is the steam that cooks the dough – a shallow pot will boil over!