Batter Puffs with Honey and Cinnamon


  1. In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the boiling water, butter, salt, sugar, and orange rind.
  2. Bring to a boil. Meanwhile, sift together the flour and baking powder.
  3. Add the dry ingredients all at once to the hot mixture, beating hard with a wooden spoon over medium heat until the mixture forms a compact mass and leaves the sides of the pan.
  4. Remove from the heat and let cool for 1 minute.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating hard after each addition; the mixture should be smooth, glossy, and thick.
  6. Heat the oil (which should be 2-1/2 to 3 inches deep) almost to the smoking point, then drop the batter by tablespoons into the oil, without crowding, to form puffs.
  7. When the puffs surface, turn them to fry on all sides, using tongs, then lift them out, drain off excess oil on absorbent paper.
  8. Place on warm platter and keep warm.
  9. If using the syrup, boil the syrup ingredients for 5 minutes; spoon the syrup, or warm honey, over the puffs, sprinkle with cinnamon, and serve hot.


  • 1 c Boiling water
  • 1 ts Baking powder
  • 4 tb Butter or margarine
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • Olive or other vegetable oil
  • 1 tb Granulated sugar
  • Honey; warmed
  • 1/2 ts Grated orange rind
  • Ground cinnamon
  • 1 c All-purpose flour



  1. I am going to try to make these for our greek party at school! wish me luck!

    • Hi! same person! i hope they work out, but the bad thing is that i have never made them and i dont know what they are supposed to look like! There should be a picture!

  2. we are making these for our social studies project on Greece.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Do we have to serve them hot or does it matter? Does it not taste good when cold?

  4. Anonymous says:

    They turned out well but it was hard to tell when they were done or not.

  5. i hope these turn out the way i want them to otherwise im getting a bad grade in English class.

  6. how long does it take to make?

  7. I am gonna try making these for my class because we are studying greece…wish me luck

  8. what are they supposed to look like in the end and when do we know if there done?

  9. It doesn’t say how many people it serves!!!!! I need to know!!!! I’m doing this for a social studies project and If I don’t have enough for 25 people, I will have a problem!!! Somebody PLEASE tell me.

  10. I am using this for my reading project-we are studying greek mythology! It is so cool-but i do wonder how big these “puffs” are and how many peeps they serve.SOM 1 PLEEZ REPLY!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Great recipie……I am doing a project in class on the festival projects and I’m suposed to do something tasty and this was perfect,THANKS!!

  12. we are also making it for an ancient greece project we dont know any facts about it though

  13. Me too!! its my final grade for one ofmy classical studies class!

  14. They are a great food and thay look yellow gold in colour

  15. me too. there should be some links to more info and a picture of what it looks like.

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