Awam (Spoon Doughnuts)
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Posted for ZWT6 North Africa/Middle East leg of tour. This is a Lebanese dish. Cooking time includes rising time.
- Ready In:
- 1hr 50mins
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 tablespoon orange blossom water
- 2 medium white potatoes, peeled and diced
- 2 cups flour
- 1⁄2 tablespoon baker's yeast
- lukewarm water
- oil (for frying)
- First make the Syrup and chill.
- Combine all ingredients in saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature; chill in refrigerator.
- Boil potatoes until tender. Drain well and mash.
- Add the flour, yeast and enough water to make a soft dough. Knead until well combined. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and allow to rise in a warm area away from drafts for about an hour.
- Using a spoon, take up a small amount of dough and drop into hot oil. Fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
- Drop into syrup. Remove and enjoy!
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