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