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  • 2 pkgs. Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 c. Warm Water
  • 1/2 c. Warm Milk
  • 1/4 c. Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1/3 c. Butter, softened
  • 3 Eggs
  • 4 c. All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 c. Honey
  • 1/2 c. Water
  • 4 c. Vegetable Oil
  • 2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon


Sprinkle yeast over the 1 c. warm water in a small bowl. The water should be no more than 100° F. Let stand for 5 minutes or until the yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam. In a large bowl, mix warm milk, sugar, and salt and mix to dissolve. Pour the yeast mixture into the milk mixture and stir to combine. Beat in butter, eggs, and flour until the mixture forms a smooth, soft dough. Cover the bowl and let rise until doubled in bulk, about 30 minutes.

Stir the dough down, cover, and let rise for 30 more minutes. Mix honey and 1/2 c. Of water in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Turn off the heat and let the honey syrup cool. Heat oil in a large saucepan to 350° F. The oil should be about 2” deep. Place a large tablespoon in a glass of water near the batter. Scoop up about 2 tablespoons of dough per puff with the wet spoon, drop it into the wet palm of your hand, and roll it back into the spoon to create a round shape. Do not over handle the puffy, soft dough. Drop the dough balls into the hot oil in batches, wetting the spoon each time you make a dough ball. Fry in the hot oil until golden brown on the bottom and roll them over to cook the other side, 2 - 3 minutes per side. Gently set aside to drain on paper towels. Place on a baking sheet, drizzle puffs with honey syrup, and sprinkle with cinnamon. Serve warm.

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