Greek Doughnuts with Walnut Honey

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

Greek Doughnuts:

Two 1/4-ounce packages active dry yeast

4 cups all-purpose flour 

1 cup warm whole milk 

1/4 cup sugar 

2 tablespoons olive oil 

2 teaspoons orange zest 

1 teaspoon salt 

Oil, for frying

Walnut Honey:

1/2 cup honey

1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts 

Directions

  1. For the doughnuts: In a mixing bowl, add the yeast to 1 cup warm water, mix with a fork and let sit for 5 minutes. Add the flour, milk, sugar, olive oil, zest and salt. Mix thoroughly until the batter is smooth, 2 minutes. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and rest the dough in a warm place for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the deep fryer to 375 degrees F.
  3. Dip a tablespoon measure in water, and then scoop out 1 tablespoon of dough. Wet your hands and roll the dough into balls, about 16 total. Place the doughnuts, a few at a time, in the fryer and cook until golden, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. For the honey: Place the honey, walnuts and 1/4 cup water in a pot set over medium heat for 3 minutes.
  5. Coat the doughnuts with the walnut honey to serve.
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