Diples : taste the delicious Greek Christmas rolls

Diples or Thiples is a Greek dessert from the Peloponnese, made of thin sheet-like dough. They are essentially the same as angel wings, except that they are dipped in syrup rather than served dry. The dough is rolled into long, thin strips, fried and folded in hot oil and then dipped in a sugar or honey syrup. In case you are not familiar with them, Diples get their name from the Greek word for “fold.” They are thin sheets of dough that are folded while being fried into a crispy package that is drizzled with honey and dusted with cinnamon and ground walnuts. This recipe has been adapted from the cookbook of the Ladies Philoptochos Society of Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church in Elgin, Illinois.

Ingredients

  • egg yolks
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 tbsp. butter (melted and cooled)
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp. brandy
  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups flour (all-purpose)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 inches of vegetable oil (or shortening for frying)
  • For the Syrup:
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 tsp. water
  • Garnish: cinnamon (ground)
  • 1/2 cup ground walnuts

Steps to Make It

  • Gather the ingredients.
  • Sift the flour with the baking powder into a bowl and set aside.
  • Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat the egg yolks and whole egg on high speed until the eggs are thick and smooth and the color is light yellow – about 4 to 5 minutes.

  • Combine the melted butter, orange juice, and brandy. With the mixer running, add to the egg mixture until incorporated. Read more...

Kappa.art.gallery in Paros and Thassos Greek islands

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Kappa.art.galleries are open during the summer season (May /October) and present well known and new promising Greek artists, graduates of Fine Art Academy. In the galleries you will be able to meet all forms of art : Painting, Sculpture, Ceramic, Constructions, Photography and Jewellery. Kappa.art.gallery always communicates art either from Athens (+306974892936) or through social media and by taking part in International Art Fairs. Each work is unique and is always accompanied by Certificate Of Authenticity. The shipping costs are free of charge for the customer . . . Υou can follow Kappa.art.gallery on Social Media https://www.facebook.com/Kappa.art.gallery/ https://www.instagram.com/kappaartgallery/ Read more...

Jamie Oliver in Greece | Video

In 2015 Jamie Oliver visited Ikaria, also spelled Icaria, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. That visit was part of his research into the important role of the food people eat in longevity. The residents of the island are known for their longevity and their nutritional habits.

During his visit he tasted local cuisine and specialities such as fried mullet, herb pie, pumpkin pie and broad beans with fennel.     Read more...