Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

A Greek doughnut-hole-like fried puff pastry. If you can't get thyme honey, other honey will do. Each time I've made these, I've come out with a different number, with the count varying quite a bit across time. So the amount given is only a very inexact estimate.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift the flour and salt together into a bowl.
  2. Sprinkle the yeast over the lukewarm water and stir to dissolve.
  3. Add yeast mixture to flour and beat or knead 5 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  4. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and let rise 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in bulk.
  5. Heat oil for deep fat frying.
  6. Pinch off small pieces of dough and fry in hot oil about 3 min until golden brown.
  7. Drain on paper towels and keep warm.
  8. In a saucepan, combine the honey thru lemon juice and bring to a boil.
  9. Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves and mixture is syrupy.
  10. Pour over hot puffs and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Most Helpful

I added into the syrup a cinnamon stick and topped the loukoumades with lots walnuts absolutely delicious

maria_sevastaki April 13, 2009

This is a wonderful recipe for loukoumades! I did increase the yeast slightly for this recipe, and used thyme honey... the trick to making these is not to add in too much flour, the dough has to hold together but still be a bit sticky otherwise the fryed dough will be tough. We really enjoyed these, thanks so much Echo!...Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz March 20, 2006