Diples (Greek Honey Bows)

 

Diples

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3½ cups sifted plain flour (more if needed),
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 4 egg whites
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbs orange juice

For frying:

  • 2 cups canola oil

For the syrup:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks

For topping:

  • 2 tbs cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cup crushed walnuts

METHOD:

  1. Carefully separate 4 egg whites and yolks in separate bowls and whisk. (Egg whites in a larger bowl)

  2. Add orange juice, and the egg yolks into the egg white mixture and continue beating

  3. Sift flour with baking powder gradually into the larger bowl and whisk until mixture starts to thicken. Continue adding flour and once mixture starts to thicken use your hands until dough is firm enough to roll.

  4. Cover and allow the dough to rest for at least 30 minutes in a clear wrap.

  5. Knead dough again thoroughly.

  6. Lightly flour a flat surface. Divide dough into pieces and roll out like a filo.

  7. Cut pastry into strips about 50mm x 100mm. Gather the middle of each pastry strip so that it resembles a bowtie.

  8. Heat oil in a deep pan, add pastries and cook carefully until golden on both sides. Drain and let rest.

  9. Prepare syrup by mixing honey, cinnamon sticks and warm water in a saucepan and boil for about 5 minutes.

  10. Once pastries have cooled, dip inside warm syrup and place on a tray.

  11. Mix cinnamon, sugar and crushed walnuts in a bowl and sprinkle on top of pastry

 

Recipe, styling, and photography by Christina and Yiayia Rose, from Homemade By Rose, here is a little bit about them: Home is everything for Yiayia Rose and me. The name of my social platform Homemade By Rose is derived from her full-name Triantafilia in Greek, Rose in English. Home is the place where we enjoy the process of creating and learning. Cooking and entertaining for family and friends are passions for both of us—in fact, I’m sure I inherited my passion for these things from my Yiayia (and my mother)! Check out their Instagram page here.