These are the most amazing sweet pastries. I remember them from my youth, when my mother would bake them for special occasions. The cutting of the butter into the flour is a bit of a schlepp, but the result is fantastic! Try to work fairly quickly with the dough, while it is still cold.
3 cups flour
250g butter or margarine
½ t salt
2 beaten eggs
1 ½ cups of sugar mixed with 3 or 4T vanilla essence
1 pkt dry yeast
½ cup milk
Cut in the butter or margarine into flour and salt and dry yeast. Add beaten eggs and milk and form into a soft dough. Leave in fridge for 2 hours (don't miss this step!).
Roll out dough and layer with sugar/vanilla essence mixture. Fold over and cut into strips, twist and bake on a baking sheet at 180˚C until just turning brown.