Diples (Honey Rolls)

Kim Biegacki


Do you love a good Greek dessert with a sweetness like no other? Well, this is an interesting and fun, light tasting one.
Yummy, delicious deep fried thin pasty dough; topped with a syrup along with cinnamon and ground nuts.
It is going to take some practice the first few times. You can actually make different shapes too.

I tried taking pictures so that you can see how it is a wrapped thin dough; sorta like ribbon.

Now, when I make this I will take step by step pics.

I hope you enjoy and have fun making them. Those of you that have made homemade pasta shouldn't have too much trouble making these. :-)

pinch tips: Parchment Paper Vs Wax Paper




Pan Fry



12 medium
eggs, 12 yolks and 6 whites
1/3 c
1 Tbsp
ouzo (ouzo is an anise-flavored aperitif.) ~~~this is optional
2 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice
1/3 c
2 tsp
baking powder
1 Tbsp
5 - 7 c
all purpose flour


vegetable oil, mazola or any other type -- enough to fill your frying pan almost 1/2 full (about 2-3 cups)


1 c
2 c
1 c
1 1/2 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice ---to prevent it to getting sugarery.
1/2 medium
orange or lemon


cinnamon and sugar mixture
ground nuts, walnuts mostly used
combine this together to sprinkle over diples

Directions Step-By-Step

First, start out by preparing your syrup. Add all ingredients and cook over medium to high heat for 10 minutes or so. You want this to have a syrup like thickness for rolling your Diples in.
Next is your eggs. Mix together the 12 yolks and 6 egg whites. Finish adding the rest of your ingredients till you get to the flour. Add 4 cups of flour and mix well. Now, depending on feel you will continue to add flour until nice and firm. (You may use all 7 cups and you may not).
~~At this point, put your oil on the stove over a low heat so that it will get nice and hot.

Knead dough on floured board until smooth. Form dough into balls. Cover for 1 hour. Roll dough paper thin and cut in 4X6 inch strips.

[If working by yourself, after rolling out the individual dough into paper thin strips put it on a lightly floured saran wrap. and cover with a towel so they do not dry out.]

Or you can use a pasta machine to make your strips.
Fry in hot oil. With 2 forks place one piece of dough into the oil and immediately flip the dough once and begin to roll up quickly while still in the oil. [It should look bubbly and start to be getting crispy.] Drain on paper towels. Dip in hot syrup and sprinkle with cinnamon and ground nuts.
Info about Ouzo:
The classic Greek drink Ouzo is made from a precise combination of pressed grapes and herbs and berries including aniseed, licorice, mint, wintergreen, fennel and hazelnut.
Ouzo is usually served as an aperitif, but is also used in some mixed drinks and cocktails.
When mixing Ouzo with water it will turn whitish and opaque. The reason is that the anise oil dissolves and becomes invisible when mixed with a conventional alcohol content, but as soon as the alcohol content is reduced, the essential oils transform into white crystals, which you cannot see through.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Greek
Other Tag: For Kids