Bulgarian Beignets

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4cupplain flour
3cuplukewarm water
  oil (for deep frying)
1 1⁄2cupwater
1⁄2 lemon (juiced)
1teaspoonground cinnamon


Place the flour in a mixing bowl. Dissolve the yeast in a cup of lukewarm water and add to the flour. Beat well, by hand or using a hand mixer, gradually adding the remaining 2 cups of water. Add the salt and keep beating to a smooth, soft dough.

Cover the clean dish towel let rise in warm place for about an hour.

When dough is well risen, heat oil in a deep fryer. Tear out pieces of the dough and drop in the hot oil. Turn beignets over and fry until golden on both sides. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper.

To make syrup: put sugar, water and lemon juice in a saucepan. Cook over low flame for about 20 minutes, add cinnamon and stir well.

The beignets in prepared syrup and serve immediately.

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