Loukoumades: Fried Greek Honey Puffs

Loukoumades:Fried Greek Honey Puffs
A traditional sweet, tasty, easy & simple, very popular in Greece but also elsewhere. A bloated and fried dough shaped into small balls, drizzled with honey or syrup and sprinkled with fragrant cinnamon.
These are the fluffy dumplings of the grandmother, a delicious confection solution that children and adults like…
Now that the day is cold and rainy, you can make them. They do not require many ingredients or complex preparations, they are made in half a shake and as quickly disappear!
work: 30′ time: 1h:00′ easy:

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Loukoumades:Fried Greek Honey Puffs

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Ingredients (~50 loukoumades)

  • 400g (4.1 oz) flour all-purpose
  • ~350g (12.3 oz) lukewarm water (36-38℃~100℉)
  • 1 cube fresh yeast (25g~0.88oz) or 1 sachet dry (7g~0.25oz))
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • olive oil or corn oil for frying
  • honey & cinnamon
  • sesame or walnut for sprinkling
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Add flour and salt and mix well. Mix until it becomes a viscous slurry. Control liquidity and accordingly add a little water or flour.
Cover with a damp towel or even better with a plastic bag and place in a warm place to rise. If it is in heat needs ~20′.
In a deep pan heat the olive oil well.
To give better shape to the loukoumades dip your palm on inflated mixture and push upwards a little. The Loukouma (doughy little ball), which comes from the thumb, cut it with wet spoon and pour the hot oil.
Every time before repeating the process, dip the spoon in water.
Careful to put as many loukoumades, those who fit the surface of the oil, not cramped because they inflate.
You are constantly turning them with a slotted spoon into the hot oil and when the loukoumades get golden color, remove them and place them on a plate with paper towels.
Before cool the loukoumades pour thyme honey and sprinkle with cinnamon and sesame roasted or crushed and roasted walnuts.
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Author Zambia G. Sifaki