“…we seldom had enough coin to buy anything…well, except for a sausage now and again, or honeyfingers…do they have honeyfingers in the Seven Kingdoms, the kind they bake in Tyrosh?”
-A Game of Thrones
The Roman recipe is a curiosity. They fried to a crispily crunchy on the outside while still leaving a bit of chew on the inside. The pieces were easy to cut into shapes, and could probably even be rolled into logs. The flavor is really all about the honey, but the pinch of pepper and cinnamon on top adds a slight level of complexity.
The Modern recipe knocked our socks off. These fritters are like Winnie-the-Pooh-gasms. Between the spiced sauce and the incredibly luscious texture, we ended up gobbling them and shamelessly licking our fingers.
The winner? We had imagined Tyroshi Honeyfingers to be sort of a tasty sweet street food. The Roman variety is fun because of its historical significance and ease of shaping, but wouldn’t be easy to make in a dusty alleyway. The modern version is SO good and is made basically like carnival fried dough, so fits our loose criteria for a great honeyfinger. Modern Wins!
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