These were good. It did seem like a traditional recipe only it says a spoonful of batter into the oil and I felt the batter was a little thick for a spoonful. I used much less and got smaller lighter balls. I wonder if maybe this is where the cornstarch comes in to the Awwami recipe. Hubby thought they were pretty good. I did use the traditional attar syrup which I had on hand and added some cardamom to the dough for extra flavor. I know traditionally these are just fried dough in Attar but they are too plain tasting for me but then I do love spices. Definitely need the rosewater or orange blossom in the simple sugar for more flavor.Think I'll try Cinnamon next time or something else to add my own spin. Thanks. Made for Ramadan Tag 09.