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Egyptian Fytir with Syrup

Egyptian crispy fried fytir in a sugar, lemon and honey syrup

Egyptian Fytir with Syrup


2 Cups Plain Flour (plus extra flour for rolling)
1 1/2 Cup Cold Water
Oil for Deep frying
Icing Sugar for dusting

Sugar Syrup:
1 cups sugar
1 cups water
1 Tsp Lemon Juice
1 Tblsp Honey
1 tsp orange blossom water (optional)
1 tsp cinnamon powder (optional)


  1. Make the syrup first, mix all the syrup ingredients in a saucepan on a low to medium heat and simmer and stir for 10-15 minutes then allow to cool.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add the flour then slowly add the water to form the dough.
  3. Dust a flat surface with flour then place the dough on the surface then rub the dough with more flour.
  4. With a rolling pin roll the dough out to be a 2-3mm thin sheet. If the dough sticks to the rolling pin dust with a little more flour.
  5. Cut the dough into 8-10cm squares.
  6. Heat the oil for frying to very hot (200c).
  7. Fry the dough squares 2-3 at a time until golden than place on a plate with paper towels to absorb the extra oil.
  8. Place the Fytir on a serving plate, pour over the syrup then serve.

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