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Tunisian Honey Rings

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Soaked in honey and lemon syrup and fragrant with orange blossom water, these Tunisian donuts capture the flavors of North Africa.

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1 hr prep
15 mins cooking

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Deep Fry


1/4 c
scant 1/4 cup olive oil (50 milliliter)
1/4 c
scant 1/4 cup orange juice (50 milliliter)
large orange, peel of (grated orange peel = 3 tablespoon)
1/4 c
sugar (50 gram)
2 c
all-purpose flour (300 gram)
1 tsp
baking powder
1 1/4 c
cold water (300 milliliter)
3 Tbsp
lemon juice
1 1/4 c
sugar (275 gram)
1/3 c
creamed honey (honey spread 100 gram)
2 c
oil (for deep frying)

How to Make Tunisian Honey Rings


  • 1DOUGH:

    To make ring dough, beat eggs, oil, orange juice, 1 teaspoon orange peel and sugar in a medium bowl until frothy.
  • 2Sift flour with baking powder; add a spoonful at a time to egg mixture, beating well.

    Cover and let stand 45 minutes.
  • 3SYRUP:

    To make syrup, heat water, lemon juice and sugar in a small saucepan, stirring constantly until sugar has dissolved.
  • 4Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.

    Add creamed honey or honey spread and remaining orange peel; simmer syrup gently another 5 minutes and keep warm while cooking rings.

    Heat oil in a deep-frying pan to 360°F (180°C).

    Divide dough into 12 pieces.
  • 6Using floured hands, make each piece into a circle 3 inches (7.5 cm) in diameter.

    Make a hole in the center of each circle.

    Enlarge holes using a wooden spoon until they are about 1-1/2 inches (3.5 cm) across.

    Add 4 rings at a time to hot oil.
  • 7Fry 5 minutes or until golden, turning once during cooking with a slotted spoon.

    Lift out cooked rings with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.

    Using a fork, pick up warm rings and hold in syrup a few minutes to let syrup soak in.

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About Tunisian Honey Rings

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: African