“We’re thrilled to share with your our family recipe for tiganites. This simple recipe comes from our parents who were born and raised in Messinia in the Peloponnese ????????
Growing up these fried, flattened pancake like fritters were served warm with a generous amount of honey and some cinnamon sprinkled on top. It always felt special when our mom would serve up a platter of tiganites when we were growing up, and we hope you love them as much as we do.”
Mia Kouppa's Tiganites
Fried, flattened pancake like fritters, served warm with a generous amount of honey and some cinnamon sprinkled on top.
- 1 tsp active dry yeast
- ½ sugar
- 125 ml warm water
- 485-525 g plain or all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp salt
- 375-500 ml water
- Sunflower oil for frying
- Honey for drizzling over warm tiganites
Preparing the batter
In a medium size bowl combine the yeast, sugar and 125ml warm water
Combine well and let sit for approximately 5 minutes – you should see some bubbling on the surface, if you don’t, your yeast may not be active and your dough may not rise
In a large bowl stir together the flour and salt. Using 400g of this mixture, add350ml water and the yeast-sugar-warm-water mixture
Using a hand-held mixture, mix till well combined
Check the consistency of your dough; it should not be too thick or too runny – see
video. If it’s too runny, add more flour. If it’s too thick add, more water.
Allow dough to rest, covered with cling film, for approximately 60 minutes
Making the tiganites
After your dough has rested, heat approximately 2cm of oil in a frying pan and drop heaped tablespoons of dough into the hot oil
Repeat to add as many tiganites as you can in the pan without it being over-crowded - your tiganites should be approximately the size of a playing card
Fry for approximately 3 minutes per side, until golden brown and cooked through
Transfer your fried tiganites to a paper towel lined dish and repeat with the rest of
Serving the tiganites
Serve warm, topped with plenty of honey.
• If you would prefer not to cook all of your tiganites at once, your dough can keep for a few days in the refrigerator