Ingredients

How to make it

  • TO MAKE THE BATTER:
  • Dissolve the yeast in 1/2 cup of the warm water for 15 minutes or until it becomes frothy.
  • Place the flour and salt in a bowl.
  • Make a well in the center and add the yeast solution and remaining 1/2 cup warm water.
  • Mix well to make a thick batter.
  • Cover with a kitchen towel and leave for 1 hour in a warm place or until the batter has doubled in size.
  • TO MAKE THE SYRUP:
  • Place the honey and water in a saucepan and simmer, stirring, for 10 minutes.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • TO MAKE THE HONEY BALLS:
  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan suitable for deep frying.
  • Drop heaping tablespoons of the batter into the hot oil, turning them as they puff up.Fry for about 3 minutes or until they are golden brown.
  • Drain on paper towels and keep warm until all the batter is used,
  • To serve, place on a large platter or individual plates.
  • Spoon the syrup over and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and cinnamon,
  • Makes about 26
  • Source: Modern Greek by Andy Harris

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  • zizoua 5 years ago
    what step-mam means in greek ?
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    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    wow love these doughnuts thanks
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    saucylady ate it and said...
    I printed this recipe off about a month ago and have made them almost weekly since! My Step Mom is Greek and she used to make these when I was a kid. Now I'm making them for my family! Thanks for posting, you've made me a hero!
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    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    Oh, you found one of my weakness's... soooooo good!!
    Got my 5
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    grandmommy ate it and said...
    Thanks for the post,I think my husband will enjoy this one.
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    kukla ate it and said...
    Most cuisines of the world have a slighlty different version of these -- and I love them all !! :)
    A great post, Lor :)
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  • greekgirrrl 6 years ago
    My mom used to make these alwys at Easter and Christmas. She drizzled them with honey and sesame seeds and a touch of cinnamon. She also had a weird way of squeezing the dough thru her closed fist and scooping the dough that squirted out at the top with a spoon. I loved watching her.
    Thanks for the memory!
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