Prep 45 mins
Cook 45 mins
These are the best honey rolls Posted for ZWT II. Taken from a cookbook my late DM purchased at a local Greek Festival, written by members of the Local Greek Orthodox Church.
- 6 eggs
- 1⁄4 lb butter
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- ground walnuts
- Wesson Oil (for frying)
- Beat eggs until very light. Beat in the 2 cups flour and salt. Work in the 1/2 cup of flour and a little more if needed. Dough should be soft and does not stick to your fingers. Turn dough onto a board and spread lightly with butter, working in butter with hands a little at a time. Knead dough until it is smooth and soft.
- Cut dough into 4 parts. Roll one part on a floured board until paper thin, keeping remaining dough covered to avoid drying, until ready to use. A ravioli machine may be used instead of rolling. Cut into 2 x 6 inch strips.
- Drop into hot oil, 365 degrees, and using two forks turn dough over immediately and roll quickly before it becomes to crisp. Fry until very lightly browned. Drain on absorbent paper. Dilute honey with a little hot water and dribble over Thiples. Sprinkle with sinnamon and finely chopped nuts.
- Thiples are best eaten with fingers as they break if pierced with a fork.
This recipe was an OK for me. First of all, mixing the butter in after the flour was a mess but I finnaly got it to work. 2nd of all, after frying the thipples, they instantly took shape and there was no time to fold them. Last of all, with the watered down honey syrup poured on them, it caused them to be a little soggy. I think just sprinkling with powdered sugar would be a better idea. They taste good, but they have lost there "crisp" texture due to the water/honey syrup.
These are excellent. The dough process does not work in the KA. Therefore I was slightly handicapped in making them with my bad wrist. I kneaded them as much as I could by hand and rolled them out and cut into the strips. Then I rolled them a little thinner, but not sure they were as thin as they were suppose to be. You have a little more time to place them in the oil, then turn them and to roll them up than I expected so not as hard to do as I thought. I have never made anything like this, so I'm hoping that the photos represent the recipe accurately. Very light tasting with a hint of sweetness from the honey. Thanks for posting.