Diples are a scrumptious Greek delicacy that are, like all Greek pastries, labor intensive and utterly addictive! I mean, I ask you... What were these women thinking? Knead oil into a dough, roll it thin, roll as the dough is frying and then drizzle it with honey, cinnamon and finely ground walnuts. (The walnuts are optional in our home since we are allergic.) Sounds pretty delicious doesn't it? Well, they are! They are also, work!
Like all good things, the effort is worth the outcome. I had my mother's "taste memories" of her Yaya's (Greek for Grandmother) to help as well as my own taste memories of Greek festivals and of a recent trip to Greece where my daughter Alyssa and I recently went. Alyssa and I wandered into a glorious bakery where pastries were displayed in jewelry cases and priced accordingly. There was a stack of diples piled high and glistening with honey. We purchased some to bring home and shared them with her sister Mia and my husband Russell. I am proud to say my diples looked and tasted spot on!
If you would like to give them a twirl, visit my recipe page. Drizzle them with honey, sprinkle them with cinnamon and enjoy the goodness! I also posted a "how to" video on my Facebook page that might be helpful. (Simply follow the link on this site.) If you try the recipe, please post your pictures there! I would LOVE to see your efforts!
Here is the flaky and tender diples ready to be shamelessly popped in some lucky mouth!
I recommend a light dusting of a mild cinnamon.
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