Sunday, 22 August 2010
We got a special request for this recipe from Diane, so here it is. These are very similar to pancakes and were very often made by grannies for their young grandchildren - they're really easy to make. Here we've given a recipe with Greek strained yoghurt in them, which makes them especially delicious.
However the most common way of making them, especially in the villages, was just with flour and water - no yoghurt, eggs, butter or sugar that you see in the recipe below - just the flour and enough water to make a thick but runny mixture that could be fried. The honey and cinnamon was then spread on top at the end.
200g white self-raising flour
300g Greek strained yoghurt
2 level tbsp sugar
75g melted butter
300ml sunflower oil
Pinch of salt
2 tbsp honey
½ tsp cinnamon
Beat the eggs and sugar with a whisk.
Add the butter, yoghurt and salt and stir well.
Add the flour gradually and continue stirring – avoid lumps – to make a smooth, thick but quite runny mixture.
If the mixture is too thick, you can add a little water.
Heat the oil in the frying pan.
Using a ladle, preferably with a small spout, add the mixture in round shapes to the frying pan – as many as your pan will comfortably take.
Lower the heat – you don’t want it too strong – and fry the tiganites for approx 1-2 minutes on each side.
Remove and place on kitchen paper to drain and continue until you have used all the mixture.
Place all the tiganites on a large plate and evenly spread the honey over them and sprinkle the cinnamon over them.
Eat and Enjoy!