Greek Doughnuts (Svinghi ) Recipe

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Greek Doughnuts (Svinghi )
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  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Place butter in a small saucepan.
  2. Add water, salt, 2 tablespoons sugar, and orange rind.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Add all the flour at once.
  5. Stir until smooth.
  6. Cook, stirring until the mixture leaves sides of pan and forms a ball that does not separate.
  7. Remove from heat and cool until lukewarm.
  8. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition till smooth.
  9. Drop dough from a teaspoon into plenty of hot olive oil.
  10. Cook over a moderately slow heat only as many doughnuts at a time as will float easily in the oil.
  11. As soon as doughnuts rise to surface, turn with a long handled fork or slotted spoon.
  12. Turn often until golden colored.
  13. Remove with a slotted spoon to drain oil and place on paper towels to absorb excess oil.
  14. Prepare syrup: Boil 2 cups sugar, 1 cup water and 1 tablespoon lemon juice for 10 minutes.
  15. Pour the syrup over doughnuts and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  16. Best served warm but room temperature is OK.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 431.49 Kcal (1807 kJ)
Calories from fat 166.22 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.47g 28%
Cholesterol 163.02mg 54%
Sodium 343.29mg 14%
Potassium 56.15mg 1%
Total Carbs 64.65g 22%
Sugars 62.88g 252%
Dietary Fiber 0.01g 0%
Protein 4.48g 9%
Vitamin C 1.7mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 6%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Calcium 36.1mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 180.34 Kcal (755 kJ)
Calories from fat 69.47 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.72g 28%
Cholesterol 68.14mg 54%
Sodium 143.48mg 14%
Potassium 23.47mg 1%
Total Carbs 27.02g 22%
Sugars 26.28g 252%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 1.87g 9%
Vitamin C 0.7mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 6%
Iron 0.3mg 4%
Calcium 15.1mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 10.2
  • 12

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar

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