27 November 2006

Greek Honey Curls (Diples)

Greek Honey Curls (Diples)

12 eggs
2 tsp baking powder
2 Tbsp cognac or bourbon (optional)
1 orange rind, grated
1/2 cup butter
Pinch salt
2 Tbsp sugar
6 cups flour (approximately)
Vegetable oil, for frying
Pecans, finely chopped

Beat eggs until fluffy; add next 6 ingredients and mix.
Add flour, working with hands to make a smooth dough that does not stick to your hands.
Cut off a piece of dough, keeping remaining dough covered.
Roll piece out flat on floured board as thinly as possible.
Cut rolled-out dough into 4 x 6-inch strips.
Cover cut dough with cloth.
Using 2 forks, drop the strips of dough one at a time into pan of hot oil.
Working quickly, form the strips into rolls or curls with the forks.
Drain on paper towels; place side by side on platter.
Repeat previous steps until all dough is rolled, cut and fried.

Drizzle warmed honey over diples; sprinkle with cinnamon and finely chopped pecans.
Makes about two dozen.

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