I never tried loukoumades before so I have no clue what I was to expect as well. But I really enjoyed this recipe! I used quick rise yeast since I despise waiting for bread to rise!I didnt pour the syrup over them because I did not want them to get soggy like mentioned above. I just dipped the tops into the syrup when it was time to serve. Very good recipe!
We've never had authentic Loukoumades to compare, but this brunch item will certainly satisfy your sweet tooth. The recipe states to pour the syrup over the donuts, and that made our donuts become a bit soggy. We recommend that the sauce be halved or cooked till reduced by half, then dip one side into the syrup. Overall a great donut recipe.