Ancient Honey and Sesame Fritters - (Arxaies Tiganites Me Meli K

READY IN: 23mins
Recipe by Annacia

It is amazing how little this recipe has changed after 1800 years. The Roman Physician Galinos (129 – 99 ac) describes this sweet in his book with many details. Source:The Classical Cookbook, Andrew Dalby and Sally Grainger. Excelent source regarding Ancient Greek cuisine

Top Review by mliss29

I probably wouldn't rate this, except that I made it for ZWT4, and well, I want to get credit for effort! lol. I believe it can be good. Brooke the Cook in WI likes it! Zaar told me 4.25 oz of flour and 1 cup water. I judged that at a slightly heaping 1/2 cup of flour which did not give me the "pancake batter" Brooke spoke of in her review. So I added about 1/4 cup more flour. Then I found out I really need some practice making pancakes! lol. (That's a Daddy Job around here.) So, I thought they were kind of all right (kind a weird fried flour-and-water thing) and my 3-year-old gobbled one up! I will research my measurements and try these again. Probably just because "Meli" is honey and "Melissa" is honeybee! lol.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Start heating the oil.15.
  2. Mix the flour, the water and one spoon of honey and make a dough.
  3. Heat 2 spoons oil in a frying pan and pour ¼ of the mixture.
  4. When it thickens turn it upside down 2 -3 times to fry it in both sides. Prepare 3 more fritters following the given instructions.
  5. Serve them hot, pour over the rest of the honey and dredge sesame seeds over them.

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