I first came across these when we were living in Egypt. I saw the recipe on the back of something we had purchased. They are like little doughnut holes.
Well, we made them yesterday for breakfast and they came out great, masha Allah, so I am passing it on. For the syrup, being thrifty, I only used a cup of sugar and reduced the other ingredients as well. I did add a little sugar to the dough mixture, but its not really necessary as the syrup is so sweet.
Here is the recipe I used: (no, those aren’t mine in the pic. The first few may have looked like that, but the subsequent batches….well, let’s just say they tasted good although they we re not the prettiest)
- 1 1/4 cup warm water
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
- 2 cups all purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons
- 1 teaspoon salt
- vegetable oil
For The Syrup
- 3 cups sugar
- 1 1/3 cups water
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
In a measuring cup, add yeast and sugar to warm water. Stir until dissolved. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes.
In a medium bowl, combine flour and salt. Add yeast water and stir with oiled wooden spoon until it has a dough-like consistency.
Preheat vegetable oil to 375.
Spoon dough by the tablespoon into vegetable oil and allow to cook for about 2 minutes each side, until each side is a golden brown color.
Repeat with remaining dough. Drain on paper towels.
For the syrup:
About 20 minutes prior to frying the dough, make the syrup. Mix all ingredients in a saucepan until sugar is dissolved on medium heat. Bring to a boil, then allow to simmer on low for about 10-15 minutes, until it become a syrup consistency. Do not stir frequently because the sugar will make the syrup cloudy.
Drizzle syrup over fried dough and serve immediately.
Recipe from Greek Turkish Forum