While I do love my honey, he is not the focus of this particular post. Recently my blog was accepted to the Foodie Blogroll - They like me, they really like me! One of the perks of belonging is that I get to enter for all sorts of give aways and product trials. YAY, Me likes free stuff! This month is a give away featuring Mohawk Valley Trading Company Raw Honey. MMMMM! I am going to try and win me some and if I win make an attempt at making some Greek pastries. My former brother-in-law was married to a Greek girl and her mother would make some of the most delicious pastries I have ever eaten. They had phyllo, almonds and honey and were called some Greek tongue twister that I could never pronounce correctly. I am going to have do a little research in finding the recipe. Once I see the ingredient list I'll know if I am on the right track or not. I have confidence. Wish me luck!
OK, So after a fairly exhaustive internet search for the pastries I am thinking of, I found NOTHING! Zero, Bupkis! But, I did find a recipe for a Greek donut soaked in honey syrup. They looked pretty awesome and I can't wait to try them so let's hope I win me some honey!
1 large cake yeast
2 egg yolks
8 oz. whole milk (lukewarm)
4 oz. water
2 c. cake flour
1 tsp. sugar
pinch of salt
oil for frying
16 oz. jar honey
1 c. water
Melt yeast cake with a little milk; add eggs, rest of
milk, water, sugar and as much flour as it will take to form a
loose dough. Let mixture rise in a warm place about 1 hour.
Drop spoonfuls of mixture in hot oil and fry until all sides
are golden brown. Remove from oil and place on paper towels to
absorb excess oil. Dilute honey with water and warm in large
pan. Dip loukoumades in honey; remove and roll in chopped
nuts. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve warm. Excellent for
brunch or as a dessert served with fruit.