Loukoumathes: Honey Puffs
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- Ready In:
- Sift the flour with the baking powder into a bowl.
- Add sugar, oil (or butter or margarine), milk, and the egg, and mix with a wooden spoon until smooth.
- Heat 1-2 inches of oil in a saucepan or deep frying pan to just below the smoke point (medium to medium-high on most stoves).
- When the oil is hot, drop the batter by the small teaspoonful into the oil and fry until golden on all sides.
- Drain on paper toweling.
- Get enough dough on your spoon to equal the size of a unshelled almond.
- Keep a small bowl of cold water next to the workspace and dip finger before pushing batter into the oil (to keep batter from sticking).
- Place on serving platter and drizzle with honey.
- Dust with walnuts and cinnamon, and serve.
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Love this recipe - made them last year for hanukkah after reading that loukoumathes were probably one of the foods that were eaten at the earliest hanukkahs :) Delicious and easy to make, everyone loved them. Also not too sweet..I don't like donuts as I find them too sweet usually, these were pleasantly sweet but not overly so, unless you covered them completely in honey that is! I also like that this recipe doesn't call for dry yeast which I don't have in my pantry all the time.