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Cretan Sweet Fritters
Cretan Sweet Fritters
Method
  • In a bowl, add all of the ingredients for the dough and knead with your hands, until you create an elastic dough that pulls back from the sides of the bowl. You can also do this in a mixer using the hook attachment.
  •  Cover bowl and set it aside to rest for 30 minutes.
  • Pick up pieces of dough and roll out into a thin sheet on a working surface that has been generously dusted with flour.
  • Use a pastry wheel cutter to cut the dough into strips that are 2 cm wide and 50 cm in length.
  • Heat the vegetable oil to 170* C (338* F) in a deep, wide pot, over medium heat.
  • Use a large fork to pick up a strip of dough from the edge. Twist it around the fork tips and dip it into the hot oil, holding on to the other end with your other hand.
  • Start to twist it around the fork, as you would pasta.
  • When all of the dough is wrapped around the fork tips, remove the fork and let it fry, turning it over a few times, until golden all over.
  • Repeat the same process to make the rest of the fritters.
  • When ready, remove from pan and allow to drain and cool on paper towels.

For the syrup

  • Heat the sugar, water and cinnamon in a pot, until the mixture comes to a boil.
  • Boil for 3-4 minutes and remove from heat.
  • Add the honey and lemon.
  • Dip the cold fritters into the syrup one at a time and allow them to soak up enough of the syrup on all sides.
  • Transfer to a serving platter, drizzle with honey, sprinkle with coarsely chopped walnuts and cinnamon.
  • Serve.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

467
Calories (kcal)
23 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

8.4
Total Fat (g)
12 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

1.4
Saturated Fat (g)
7 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

88.0
Total Carbs (g)
34 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

52.0
Sugars (g)
58 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

7.1
Protein (g)
14 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

2.1
Fibre (g)
8 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.06
Sodium (g)
1 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.