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Diples

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Diples are a wonderful Greek dessert to make on special occasions. The dough is rolled into long, thin strips, fried in hot oil and then dipped in syrup. It is best to prepare and fry the dough a couple of days before you add the syrup.
Ingredients
  Egg yolks 12
  Egg whites 6
  Ouzo 1 Tablespoon
  Baking powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Milk 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Vanilla 1 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour 7 Cup (112 tbs)
  Vegetable oil 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Sugar 8 Ounce
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Honey 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Orange/Lemon 1⁄2
  Cinnamon stick 10 Gram
  Cloves 1 Pinch
  Juice of lemon 1 Tablespoon
  Walnuts 1 Cup (16 tbs), finely grounded (Handful)
  Cinnamon 1 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Using an electric blender beat the egg yolks and egg whites together. Add the sugar, ouzo, lemon juice, and milk. As you continue to blend the ingredients, add the baking powder (be sure to mix it with some flour), vanilla, and slowly add the rest of the flour. Once you have finished adding the flour, you will need to knead the dough with your hands. Once you finished kneading the dough, allow it to rest in the bowl for about 10 minutes.
Fill a deep-frying pan with 2 inches of oil and set on the stove at a low heat.
Sprinkle flour on your countertop and roll the dough into 2 inch balls. Flatten the balls and run each strip through your pasta maker until they form long, thin strips. As you continue to shape the dough, cover the strips with a slightly damp cloth in order to prevent the dough from drying out.
Once you have prepared the flatten strips of dough, you can begin to fry the diples. Drops the strips into the hot oil – one at a time – turn immediately using two forks, and roll into a cylinder. Remove from the oil when golden and drain on paper towels and cool.
To make the syrup you need to mix the sugar, water, and honey together in a medium size saucepan. Add half a lemon (or orange), about 5-6 cloves, and 2 cinnamon sticks and bring it to a boil. Let it boil for about 15-20 minutes. To see if the syrup is ready you can test it by placing a small drop of the syrup on your stove-top and feel it with your finger. If it has a nice body to it, it’s ready. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to help it stay nice and smooth after it cools down.
Please note that in this video Eva uses pre-prepared syrup. If you would like to view Eva making the syrup, please watch the baklava video. The same syrup that is used to make the baklava is used for the diples.
Combine the finely grounded walnuts, sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl.
Dip each honey roll in the hot syrup. Place the diples on a plate and sprinkle with the walnut mixture.
Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Greek
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Deep Fried
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Egg, Honey
Servings: 
8
Subtitle: 
Greek Honey Rolls
For those with a sweet tooth, here is a dessert that ensures you double fun. Why not, because this dessert is rich with honey, nuts and fruit flavor. A good choice to spread sweetness during any celebrations.

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