Prep 2 hrs
Cook 30 mins
A treat anytime!
- 2 cups lukewarm water
- 1 cup lukewarm milk
- 2 packages dry yeast
- 4 cups flour (or enough until a thick, pancake-like batter consistency is reached)
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons oil
- oil (for frying)
- 1 cup honey (Greek thyme honey is best, and authentic)
- 1⁄4 cup water
- finely chopped walnuts (optional)
- sesame seeds, toasted (optional)
- Dissolve the yeast in the lukewarm water.
- Put it along with the remaining dough ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix well until a smooth batter is obtained.
- Cover and let the batter rise in a warm place until it is approximately three times its previous bulk, (1-2 hours).
- Heat the oil for frying in a saucepan on the stove until very hot.
- Dip a teaspoon into oil to coat and spoon out some dough into the hot oil.
- Repeat until there are enough fritters to comfortably fill the surface area of the saucepan, without overcrowding.
- Dip the spoon in oil, every time the dough starts to stick on it.
- Fry loukoumades in very hot oil until golden brown, pushing them into the oil with a slotted spoon and transfer to a serving dish lined with kitchen paper for them to drain.
- Keep making more fritters in this way.
- When done, put them on a large platter and pour hot honey syrup over them and lightly dust with cinnamon.
- Sprinkle them with chopped walnuts and sesame seeds.
- Serve immediately.
- To make honey syrup.
- Heat honey and water in a small saucepan and skim off any froth that may form on top.
- Boil for 5 minutes together and pour over fritters.
A really great sweet the Greek honey dumplings and simple enough even for beginners.
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This was GREAT!~ I drizzled them with orange blossom honey, then sprinkled them with cinnamon and finely, nearly crushed walnuts. They were TRE"f YUMMY!~ I would suggest cutting the recipe in half for two people, it makes a LOT. :D
Once I attended a local greek festival, I HAD to find a good recipe for loukoumades, and I did! I did! These are soooo easy and so delicious! I often make half a recipe, and it works out great. I will also sometimes let the dough do a "slow" rise in the fridge so I can make the honey balls at my convenience, especially if I am serving them at the end of an evening, or a long dinner. The honey coating makes these little guys crisp and sweet, and the cinnamon adds that great mediterranean flavor. I leave the choice of the walnuts and the sesame seeds to my guests. The tip about dipping the spoon in the oil before spooning the dough was a great trick. This is one of my most requested treats at my gatherings. OOPA!