Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 15 mins

North Africa is by no means devoid of sweets. This delightful recipe is a very good example of our love for the sweet life. Prep time includes 45 mins standing time.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. DOUGH:.
  2. To make ring dough, beat eggs, oil, orange juice, 1 teaspoon orange peel and sugar in a medium bowl until frothy.
  3. Sift flour with baking powder; add a spoonful at a time to egg mixture, beating well.
  4. Cover and let stand 45 minutes.
  5. SYRUP:.
  6. To make syrup, heat water, lemon juice and sugar in a small saucepan,.
  7. stiring constantly until sugar has dissolved.
  8. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  9. Add creamed honey or honey spread and remaining orange peel; simmer syrup gently another 5 minutes.
  10. Keep warm while cooking rings.
  11. COOKING:.
  12. Heat oil in a deep-frying pan to 360°F (180°C).
  13. Divide dough into 12 pieces.
  14. Using floured hands, make each piece into a circle 3 inches (7.5 cm) in diameter.
  15. Make a hole in the center of each circle.
  16. Enlarge holes using a wooden spoon until they are about 1-1/2 inches (3.5 cm) across.
  17. Add 4 rings at a time to hot oil.
  18. Fry 5 minutes or until golden, turning once during cooking with a slotted spoon.
  19. Lift out cooked rings with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.
  20. Using a fork, pick up warm rings and hold in syrup a few minutes to let syrup soak inches.