Sunday, December 30, 2012

Honey rolls

Welcome fellow bloggers and friends! This is my first try to create something on the web and I've decided to share with you and anyone interested in cooking as much as I am, my favorites. Just yesterday I made these honey rolls which is a traditional Christmas recipe my great Aunt taught me. She used to make tons of them on all kinds of occasions such as weddings, our babies' christenings, celebrations and so on.Of course I don't have the time to make them as often as she did but at least once a year I try to. They're great to offer as gifts because they're economical and most importantly delicious!
I hope you enjoy the recipe and I'm waiting for comments.

level of difficulty: quite challenging
Approx. 80 rolls
Time of preparation: 2 hours on the whole if you're slow like me.


5 eggs
3 1/2 cups of self-rising flour
zest of 1 orange
1 shot of brandy
1 tablespoon of sugar
Lots of frying oil
1 kg of  honey
1 1/2 cups of water
200 grams of crushed walnuts
50 grams of roasted sesame

How to do it

First whisk the eggs with the sugar until they get creamy. Add the zest and slowly mix the flour and brandy till you have a dough which doesn't stickon your hands. Don't put all of the flour at once. Wait and see how much it needs to get a firm dough. When it's done, leave it to rest for at least half an hour. Start spreading the dough into thin sheets. The thinner, the better! If you have a machine for lasagne, it's easier and faster. Cut the sheets in strips and roll them in your fingers or with a spoon directly into the pan which should be hot when you throw them in.Fry all of them first and then prepare the syrup. Let the honey and water boil together for a couple of minutes as you take off the foam it makes.Put the rolls twoby two and let them in the syrup for 2-3 minutes. Keep it hot while you put the rolls in it. When you've finished, sprinkle crushed walnuts, cinnamon and the best of all roasted sesame! Enjoy!


  1. Yummy, yummy honey rolls! Would never dare to attempt making them though, I'm kind of an "easy level difficulty" cook! :-)
    Welcome to the blogging world!

  2. Thanks. Nice to be here. And you don't need to try them cause you have your koumparoula to bring you some!Ha, Ha!


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