Loukoumathes Me Portokali: Orange Honey Puffs

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

These small puffs of fried dough are another version of the honey-drizzled traditional loukoumathes recipe. Instead of being drizzled with honey, they are dipped in a delicious orange-flavored syrup. A favorite Hanukkah treat. Trying to add a Greek recipe or two to my cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together the shortening and sugar.
  2. Add egg yolks, vanilla, and orange rind.
  3. Stir in milk.
  4. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder.
  5. Add dry mixture to liquid mixture and beat smooth.
  6. Drop batter by teaspoonful into deep (2-3 inches) hot oil (dip spoon and your finger in water each time before dipping so batter will not stick).
  7. Fry until golden brown.
  8. Drain on absorbent paper and then soak (dip) the balls into the honey syrup, and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
  9. Syrup:.
  10. Add water, honey, sugar and orange juice into a sauce pan.
  11. Boil together for 5 minutes and dip the loukoumathes in the syrup while syrup is hot.