Kserotigana (aka Diples - fritters with honey and nuts)
- 1kg all-purpose flour
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 4 tbsp sugar
- 4 tbsp orange juice
- 2 glasses of water
- For the syrup:
- 1 cup honey (plus a little more to decorate)
- 1 cup sugar
- roughly chopped walnuts
- ground cinnamon
In a bowl, mixx all the ingredients for the dough until you have a dough. Roll out the dough into a thin pastry, and cut into strips (25cmx 3cm approximately)
In a deep pan, heat the olive oil. When hot, add the strips of dough, one by one, rolled into spirals. when golden, carefully turn the spirals over using a fork, careful not to lose the shape.
When done, remove each kserotigano and place on absorbent paper.
For the syrup, boil the sugar and water for 3 minutes, then add the honey and mix. Dip each kserotigano in the hot syrup and remove. Serve on a serving plate and sprinkle with nuts, sesame, cinnamon, and some extra honey.