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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
- Place butter in a small saucepan.
- Add water, salt, 2 tablespoons sugar, and orange rind.
- Bring to a boil.
- Add all the flour at once.
- Stir until smooth.
- Cook, stirring until the mixture leaves sides of pan and forms a ball that does not separate.
- Remove from heat and cool until lukewarm.
- Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition till smooth.
- Drop dough from a teaspoon into plenty of hot olive oil.
- Cook over a moderately slow heat only as many doughnuts at a time as will float easily in the oil.
- As soon as doughnuts rise to surface, turn with a long handled fork or slotted spoon.
- Turn often until golden colored.
- Remove with a slotted spoon to drain oil and place on paper towels to absorb excess oil.
- Prepare syrup: Boil 2 cups sugar, 1 cup water and 1 tablespoon lemon juice for 10 minutes.
- Pour the syrup over doughnuts and sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Best served warm but room temperature is OK.
My son and I just made these for a project on Greek culture. Very tasty, I wouldn't change a thing.
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.
great taste, i really digged them. Ive made them on 3 diff. occasions already and everybodies always wanting more.