Loukoumades (Greek Honey Dumplings)

"A treat anytime!"
Loukoumades (Greek Honey Dumplings) created by Nimz_
Ready In:
2hrs 30mins


  • 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
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • oil (for frying)
  • Garnish

  • 1 cup honey (Greek thyme honey is best, and authentic)
  • 14 cup water
  • cinnamon
  • 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.

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  1. Evaggelia N.
    Loukoumades (Greek Honey Dumplings) Created by Evaggelia N.
  2. Greek Honey
    A really great sweet the Greek honey dumplings and simple enough even for beginners.<br/>The administrator of greekfoodshop.com.
  3. Char and Jeff
    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
  4. Alaskan Dreamer
    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!
  5. Nimz_
    Loukoumades (Greek Honey Dumplings) Created by Nimz_



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