Almond Fritters

I liked the sound of this recipe but have never been a massive fan of rose water! Kind of think it’s like eating soap! This recipe doesn’t have an exact quantity of rose water so I guess I can use a little bit less so that it’s not too strong..

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So this is a Greek recipe aparrantly, but have to say it’s a bit vague in places!

I started making the dough and I was halving it so only had 4oz flour and 1 tbsp of butter (was all out of lard!), so then I kept adding milk until it started to come together in a dough like fashion..

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It’s not the smoothest looking dough but I decided it would do!

Then I mixed the almonds, sugar and cinnamon. I opted for a mix of ground and chopped almonds..

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Then there’s no sugar or cinnamon quantity, so I just sprinkled in maybe only a teaspoon of sugar and possibly quarter of a teaspoon of cinnamon. I didn’t measure it and just sort of sprinkled over..

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So then I got thinking about the shape, I don’t have a square cutter and couldn’t be bothered to get the ruler out so I opted for circles!

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Then I topped each circle with a small spoonful of the almond mix..

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Then my next dilemma was over the sealing of them! Was I supposed to fold them over or top with another circle? I opted for the folding over…

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So then I fried them, haven’t deep fried anything in a while..

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They did puff up and turn a nice golden brown very quickly..

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Yet again there’s not much detail in the honey, rose water mixture. Should it be thick and sticky to coat the fritters or runny to kind of soak in? I opted for runny and mixed about a teaspoon of honey with about 100ml of water and a few drops of rose water and all together it actually smells quite good!

I dipped each one in and they very quickly absorbed the honey liquid..

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Well I have to say these a rather lovely!! The pastry is great as the honey liquid stuff has soaked in and is actually really good, then the almond, cinnamon filing is good. I think I got the quantites spot on!

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I made about 20 of these and I think I’ve eaten about 10 of them! I may be converted to liking rose water now!!

Would I make these again? Yes, loved these..

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