Greek honey rolls, an ideal dessert in order to treat the new year, based on very simple ingredients that we all have in our kitchen.
Greek honey rolls recipe is a very simple recipe but a delicious dessert where the main ingredient is a thin dough and has its origins in Peloponnese. The dough is similar to that of fresh pasta. Traditionally, honey is used instead of syrup, and the Greek honey rolls are flavored with cinnamon and finely chopped walnuts are added. Greek honey rolls can have different shapes, but the most common are spirals and rolls. The rolls are usually served at weddings, but also on New Year’s Eve.
So what do you say? Are you with me?
What shape should they have?
When cooking there is no room for stress. And I say this because rolling the dough the moment we add it to the pan is quite difficult. I personally tried it, but I was not pressed to make the perfect rolls. Alternatively you can cut the dough into long narrow strips and fry them.
Are Greek honey rolls vegan?
This recipe for Greek honey rolls isn’t vegan as I have added cow butter to the dough and honey to the syrup. But you can if you want to replace cow butter with an equal amount of olive oil, and honey with maple syrup or agave.
IS Syrup necessary?
Some recipes for Greek honey rolls include syrup, while others do not. Mine as you will see belongs to the first category. But if you prefer your rolls more crunchy then better to avoid syrup. Do not forget to sprinkle them with plenty of honey!
How to make perfectly syrup-drenched rolls?
In syrup-drenched desserts we have the best result when the dessert is hot and the syrup is cold. As in this recipe this is impossible, as the rolls are fried in portions, we will do the opposite. Cold dessert – hot syrup. Also, since our rolls are quite thin we dip them in the syrup for about 3 seconds.
Greek honey rolls
- 400 gr all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 4 eggs large
- 50 gr butter, melted
- 1 pinch salt
- 400 ml seed oil, for the frying
For the syrup
- 400 gr granulated sugar
- 400 ml water
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 40 gr The Queen & the sea honey
- The queen & the sea honey
- walnuts, finely chopped
- In a mixer’s bowl add the flour, the sugar, the eggs, the melted butter, salt, and beat with the hook attachment at medium speed, for 4-5 minutes. If the dough is too thick, add -optionally- 1 tsbp of water.
- Cut into 4 pieces, cover with plastic wrap, and let it rest in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
- Place a frying pan with the seed oil over medium heat and let it get very hot.
- Dust your working surface with flour and place one of the dough pieces on it.
- Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough into a very thin sheet. Cut into rectangular pieces and transfer them to the hot oil.
- By using a fork roll the piece. Fry for 1 minute until golden.
- Remove and transfer to paper towels. Follow the same process for all the dough pieces. Set aside and let them cool.
- Dip the rolls in the syrup for 3 seconds. Remove and serve with honey and walnuts.
For the syrup
- In a pot add the sugar, the water, the cinnamon sticks, the lemon juice and transfer over high heat until it comes to a boil and the sugar melts.
- Remove from the heat and add the honey. Stir.
So this was my recipe in order to treat the new year and make it treat us better than the previous one. Greek honey rolls are based on simple ingredients, easy, fast and extremely enjoyable.
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