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!
Oh now these were awesome. I halved the recipe and still had a huge amount. I don't know what Greek Honey Dumplings are suppose to look like, but these look like big American donut holes. They are great as the recipe states, but dip them in a little splenda or powered sugar and they are just as good. I did use splenda in place of the sugar and it seemed to work fine. It took my dough about 2 hours and 15 minutes to rise. The top of the dough got a little dry but didn't seem to matter. I didn't skim any of the froth off the honey mixture either because I didn't want to waste any of it. Thanks EV for a great recipe.