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    Greek Doughnuts (Svinghi )

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    1Steve's Note:

    This is an authentic and easy to make Greek dessert or snack. The best part is that it is made from common ingredients that should be easy to find anywhere

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    Serves: 12-18



    Units: US | Metric

    For Doughnuts

    For Syrup


    1. 1
      Place butter in a small saucepan.
    2. 2
      Add water, salt, 2 tablespoons sugar, and orange rind.
    3. 3
      Bring to a boil.
    4. 4
      Add all the flour at once.
    5. 5
      Stir until smooth.
    6. 6
      Cook, stirring until the mixture leaves sides of pan and forms a ball that does not separate.
    7. 7
      Remove from heat and cool until lukewarm.
    8. 8
      Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition till smooth.
    9. 9
      Drop dough from a teaspoon into plenty of hot olive oil.
    10. 10
      Cook over a moderately slow heat only as many doughnuts at a time as will float easily in the oil.
    11. 11
      As soon as doughnuts rise to surface, turn with a long handled fork or slotted spoon.
    12. 12
      Turn often until golden colored.
    13. 13
      Remove with a slotted spoon to drain oil and place on paper towels to absorb excess oil.
    14. 14
      Prepare syrup: Boil 2 cups sugar, 1 cup water and 1 tablespoon lemon juice for 10 minutes.
    15. 15
      Pour the syrup over doughnuts and sprinkle with cinnamon.
    16. 16
      Best served warm but room temperature is OK.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 15, 2011

      My son and I just made these for a project on Greek culture. Very tasty, I wouldn't change a thing.

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    • on February 26, 2010


      I made these for a Greek-themed lunch at work and they seemed to be a hit! Directions are easy to follow and the result has a very light citrus flavor. I had to make them the night before, and warmed them in the oven again before serving.

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    • on May 06, 2007


      great taste, i really digged them. Ive made them on 3 diff. occasions already and everybodies always wanting more.

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    Nutritional Facts for Greek Doughnuts (Svinghi )

    Serving Size: 1 (70 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 238.4
    Calories from Fat 57
    Total Fat 6.4 g
    Saturated Fat 3.6 g
    Cholesterol 60.0 mg
    Sodium 161.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 43.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 35.4 g
    Protein 2.7 g

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