Quick Sweet Fritters
|Water||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Egg white||1 , stiffly beaten|
|Flour||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Oil/Shortening||2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Frying)|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Syrup||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
Heat butter and water in a saucepan until butter melts and mixture comes to a boil.
Sift together flour, baking powder, and sugar.
Add dry ingredients all at once to the boiling butter water mixture and stir vigorously over low heat until mixture forms a ball in the center of the pan.
Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes.
Then beat in eggs one egg at a time and beat after each addition until batter is smooth and glossy.
Fold in beaten egg white.
Drop batter by tablespoonfuls into hot oil (375 degrees) and fry until golden on all sides.
Drain on absorbent paper.
Pour syrup over the loukou mades and sprinkle with cinnamon, Syrup: In a saucepan combine 2 cups sugar, 1 1/2 cups water, a strip of lemon peel, and 1 stick cinnamon.
Bring to a boil and boil for 15 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in 3/4 cup honey.