Diples a.ka. Dipples

Diples Greek Pastry
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  • 27 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins,
  • Cook: 2 mins
  • Yield: About 24 pieces (24 servings)

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.  

What You'll Need

  • 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)

How 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*.
  1. Heat oil in a fryer. Drop into hot oil. Remove when the dough is light brown and puffed. Drain on paper towels.
  2. 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.