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Honey and Cheese Fritters


  • 5 cups(750 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup(80 ml) melted butter
  • 11/2 cups(375 ml) water, plus more for sealing
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 454 gm grated cheese
  • Honey, for drizzling
  • Olive oil, for frying
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, and melted butter, then add water, little by little, working in with your hands, and kneading, until a smooth dough forms. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and leave to rest while you are getting the filling ready.
  • Combine lemon zest and grated cheese in a bowl.
  • Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface until it’s 3mm (1/8-inch) thick. Using cookie cutter, cut into rounds. (You should have about 40 rounds. You can re-roll the pastry scraps to use up more of the dough.)
  • Place a generous amount of cheese in the middle of a round, while still leaving a border, then dab or brush the border of the round with a little water. Take another round and lay it carefully over top of first round, pressing the edge down with your finger to firmly seal shut.
  • Fill a large pan with high sides with olive oil until it is 2.5 cm (1 in) high. Heat oil to 175°C (375°F), then carefully drop in 3-4 fritters at a time, frying, turning once, until both sides are golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon to a plate covered with kitchen paper.
  • Once all the fritters are done, drizzle with a generous amount of honey.

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