Diples a.ka. Dipples

Diples Greek Pastry
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Ratings
  • Total: 27 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 2 mins
  • Yield: About 24 pieces (24 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
513 Calories
45g Fat
28g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: About 24 pieces (24 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 513
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 45g 58%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 3g
Calcium 23mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Diples (Dipples) is a deep-fried ​​Greek pastry that is a cross between a doughnut and a funnel cake. The dough is basically cut into strips, rolled up and fried. ​

Typically served around Christmas and other holidays, this sweet treat is a must for honey lovers, as honey is incorporated into the recipe and drizzled on top.  

Ingredients

  • 2 cups honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 4 1/3 cups vegetable oil (divided)
  • Garnish: cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, or almonds, toasted)

Steps to Make It

  1. Boil first 3 ingredients for 10 to 15 minutes. Keep on a low burner until ready to use.

  2. Combine eggs and vanilla.

  3. Add flour slowly, kneading lightly. Add 1/3 cup oil and mix well.

  4. Separate dough into five sections. Keep unused portion covered to keep from drying. Roll out each section like rolling a pie, thin.

  5. With pastry wheel or paring knife, cut into strips 2 inches wide and the length of the pastry. Roll on a fork to form circle*.

  6. Heat oil in a fryer. Drop into hot oil. Remove when the dough is light brown and puffed. Drain on paper towels.

  7. Dip in reserved hot syrup; sprinkle with cinnamon and nuts.

Recipe Tips

  • The dough strips are sometimes formed into circles with 2 forks after they are put in the hot oil.