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Jewish Bimuelos: Fried ‘Honey’ Puffs [Vegan]

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At first, I made a batch of these with all-purpose flour but I couldn't’t leave my gluten-free peeps out so I made a second batch with the ONLY gluten-free flour mix. I use Jennifer's Mix. The gluten-free version tastes even better! – maybe because the flours are hearty, protein-filled flours rather than the plain white stuff. The gluten-free one also looks prettier and are more tender inside.

These are a very sweet treat. I was sugared out after three of them, although they taste less sweet the next day.

Jewish Bimuelos: Fried 'Honey' Puffs [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Vegan


For the Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed, plus 6 tablespoons warm water
  • 3/4 cup soymilk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegan butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the Dry Ingredients:

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting OR
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour and 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour OR
  • 4 cups gluten-free all purpose flour mix
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Zest of 1/2 an orange
  • 4 cups vegetable oil for frying

For the Topping:

  • 2 cups agave nectar or vegan honey
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegan sprinkles


  1. Mix the flax seed with the warm water in a small bowl or cup and let sit for 10 minutes until it is thickened and gelatinous. Mix the flax gel, soy milk, apple sauce, melted butter, and vanilla together in a small bowl.
  2. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together into a large mixing bowl. Add the cinnamon and zest. Make a well by pushing the flour mix to the sides of the bowl.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry in the well. Work the flour into the well and mix well until you have a dough that is smooth and evenly blended. Gather it into a ball and transfer the dough onto a floured work surface. Knead the dough for about 4 minutes, wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let stand for 1 hour.
  4. After the hour, remove the dough from the plastic wrap. Pull a plum size piece of dough from the main dough. Roll the piece into a ball and then roll the ball into a long, thin rod, approximately 1/4-inch thick. Cut the long rod into small pieces about 3/4-inch . Roll the small pieces into balls. Repeat until you have used all the dough. Dust the balls with flour.
  5. Heat the oil in a heavy pot until it reaches 350°F or until bubbles form around an inserted wooden spoon. Add the balls using a spider, about 10 at a time, shaking off any excess flour, and let fry until golden, about 3 minutes. Remove from the oil and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  6. In a large pot, heat the vegan honey or agave, sugar and water together over low heat until the sugar dissolves. Increase the heat and bring the mixture to a boil. It will foam; it’s supposed to. Let cook about 7 minutes until it thickens a bit and the color darkens. Don’t cook it longer than this or it will turn into caramel. Have a small bowl of cool water nearby.
  7. Remove the honey mixture from the heat and add the balls immediately. Mix until the balls are covered. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the honey balls to a serving platter. Dip your hands into the cool water before touching the balls because they are really, really hot. Arrange the balls in a pile to resemble a tree. Add sprinkles.




When Rhea became vegan, there were no places in her Bronx neighborhood to eat so she had to learn to cook, mostly by watching TV cooking shows, especially Christina Pirello and Rachael Ray.  That led to the creation of The "V" Word website which focuses on vegan versions of favorite, familiar foods. Rhea has written several e-cookbooks which are available on her web site. It is Rhea's hope that she can spread the "V" Word to bring more compassion into the world and it is her dream to become the vegan Rachael Ray.



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2 comments on “Jewish Bimuelos: Fried ‘Honey’ Puffs [Vegan]”

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Charise Reese
1 Years Ago

http://www.ciaoitalia.com/seasons/3/312/honey-balls Like Italian honey balls. Love to veganize them. My mom always made these and my gram <3

Jenaro Diaz-Ducca
1 Years Ago

The name is «buñueños», and they are still.a traditional dish in Latin America and Spain

Mary Ann Columbo
1 Years Ago

Looks like Italian struffuli....Then again, you know what they say about Jews and Italians....."same corporation, different division". LOL

Jacky Mcdonnell
1 Years Ago

Sarah Taylor

Candace Rowat
1 Years Ago

Tamara Dolotova

John William Summitt
1 Years Ago

Leila AlwaysSmiles

Kristen True
1 Years Ago

I kinda wish you guys would post such wonderful things that are easier to make. I know wishful thinking. I read the ones I'm interested in and there's always like 20 ingredients...half to all... I never have, and I have like 30 spices. Then between the prep and cook time... I never get past reading the recipe and drooling. I'm not even going bother looking at this one.

Joan Mcinally
18 Dec 2016

This one doesn't seem too bad

Kristen True
18 Dec 2016

Ya I looked after all lol.. I have most of the ingredients at least

Kristen True
18 Dec 2016

Ya I looked after all lol.. I have most of the ingredients at least

Kristen True
18 Dec 2016

Ya I looked after all lol.. I have most of the ingredients at least

Pania Ngatai
1 Years Ago

Hopaia Nophelia Wharepapa

Hopaia Nophelia Wharepapa
18 Dec 2016

Gotta give this a try

Michelle Francis
4 Years Ago

that looks like Italian struffoli!

Tante Elle
4 Years Ago

Save me some please ... I'll be home tomorrow...


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