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Greek Honey Rolls (Δίπλες) & Rustic Punch drink (video)

In case you are not familiar with them, Diples (THEE-ples) get their name from the Greek word for “fold.” Traditionally they are a festive dessert  that is very popular around Christmas time throughout Greece. Greeks make them on Christmas because the fold of the Diples symbolize the  fold of swaths around baby Christ. They also serves them in weddings,

engagements, baptisms, however, they can be enjoyed any time of the year. They are thin sheets of dough that are folded while being fried into a crispy package that is drizzled with honey and dusted with cinnamon and ground walnuts.

Their shapes vary across the country, from bow ties to curly spirals. In this video you will find a Christmas version of roses on a platter, drizzled with honey syrup and topped with chopped walnuts and Maraschino cherries for adding a little colour. They are rather challenging to make, so this is an easier version for you to make because you have to give it a go this Christmas!

The video includes one more surprise recipe of a Christmas Rustic Punch. With the amount of time it takes to plan the food on your Christmas dinner menu, planning your drinks tends to fall by the wayside. Instead of cracking open the old bottle of red wine in your pantry, try making a holiday punch. This recipe is super simple to make, and you probably already have most ingredients. With how good they taste and how Christmas-y they feel, your guests will surely be exited. Just be sure to save room for dessert.

You can have an non-alcoholic version if you just exclude the alcohol from the recipe.