Greek Doughnuts (Svinghi )

Recipe by Steve P.
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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 12-18
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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.
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