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LOUKOUMADES- GREEK HONEY DONUTS

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Loukoumades are Greek bite size honey donuts that are dusted with cinnamon and can also be sprinkled with crumbled walnuts- as we’ve done here.

In all honesty, they are nothing less than mouthwatering!

Here is our family recipe that will definitely be loved by anyone with a sweet tooth!

Ingredients

- 400 x grams plain flour
- 2 x tablespoons yeast
- 2 x cups warm water
- 2 x teaspoon brown sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1 x egg, whisked
- 1/2 x cup milk
- vegetable oil for frying
- honey for drizzling
- ground cinnamon for dusting
- crushed walnuts for sprinkling (optional)

Method

- In a large bowl, mix yeast with 1/4 cup of warm water and 3 tablespoons of flour, salt and sugar. Set aside for 5 minutes.
- Add milk, egg, remaining flour and warm water to bowl and with a wooden spoon combine all ingredients well, until combined.
- Allow mixture to sit for about 1 hour, or until batter expands to almost double the size.
- Fill deep frying pan a bit less than half way with oil. Heat oil over high heat and test by dropping 1/4 x teaspoon of dough into oil. Once it turns brown, oil is hot enough.
- Turn heat down to medium and working in batches, use a teaspoon to drop spoonfuls of batter into oil.
- Allow dough to expand into a fluffy round donut. They should become light, crispy and a nice golden colour. Turn loukoumades with slotted spoon occasionally so they don’t stick.
- Place spoon in a warm cup of water in between batches and dry spoon off before placing in next set of batter.
- Remove loukoumades with slotted spoon when ready and place on paper towel to absorb excess oil.
- Once all batter has been cooked, transfer all donuts on to serving plate. Generously coat with honey, sprinkle with cinnamon and crushed walnuts.
- Serve warm.