How to make it

  • Combine yeast and 1 teaspoon of the honey with warm water in a small bowl. Let sit until mixture starts to bubble, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir together flour, orange zest, and salt until combined.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat egg whites on high until they are glossy and stiff, about 3 minutes; set aside.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add yeast mixture, olive oil, and orange flower water. Gently stir ingredients together until just incorporated.
  • Carefully fold in whipped egg whites until just incorporated (be careful not to overmix-the batter will be slightly lumpy). Cover the bowl with a cloth and leave in a warm spot until contents look very frothy and have doubled in volume, about an hour.
  • Fill a large heavy-bottomed pot fitted with a deep-frying thermometer with 3 inches of oil (1/2 olive, 1/2 canola) and heat to 360°F over medium heat. Line a baking sheet with paper towels and set aside. Working in batches, drop rounded tablespoons of dough into hot oil. (Don't worry about making perfect spheres-crunchy little tails trailing off the fritters are part of the fun.)
  • Fry until honey-gold, turning as needed with tongs, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove to the paper towel–lined baking sheet. Periodically skim any stray bits of dough out of oil. Repeat until all dough has been fried.
  • Dust fritters generously with powdered sugar and assemble on a serving plate. Drizzle with remaining honey, and serve.

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  • lor 10 years ago
    Oh Shirley, these sound delicious!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    linebb956 ate it and said...
    Shirley... your killing me here! I want.. .I want!
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  • shelleybeanz73 10 years ago
    These sound great, can't wait to try them! Thanks for sharing!
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