Loukoumades

Loukoumades

Loukoumades

I miss Greek fest. Ours is over Labor Day weekend and it’s a huge affair filled will food, dancing, stuff to buy oh yes, and more food. While I love looking at the different booths of stuff for sale and enjoying the gorgeous Greek cathedral really, I’m in it for the food quite frankly. We always eat inside the church vs outside where they have the gyros and fries. Inside they have incredible meatballs, pastiticho, dolmas, salad and more. Then for dessert I always stand in line to get these awesome Greek style donuts fresh from the fryer. I am not a huge donut fan actually (They are often too sweet for me.), but these are simply amazing. Light, sweet and a bit like donut baklava with the honey/cinnamon/walnut combination on top. I would go just to eat my weight in these. Since, fortunately for my waistline Greek Fest comes but once a year, I’ve found this excellent at home version of Greek honey donuts instead. Make a mess and try these TODAY. They are so good you can even eat them the next day if you cover your bowl with plastic wrap. Now that’s a good donut.

Serves 4

Freezes No

Reheats No

Kid Friendly Task: Toppings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c warm water
  •  1/2 c warm milk
  •  1 pkg active dry yeast
  •  1.5 c flour
  •  1 tbsp sugar
  •  2 tbsp olive oil
  •  1/4 tsp salt
  • Oil for frying
  • honey
  • cinnamon
  • walnuts

Directions

  1. Proof the yeast in the warm water. After about 5 minutes or when it’s foamy add the rest of the ingredients. Beat until a smooth batter is formed. Let sit until doubled in size, at least an hour usually.
  2. Heat oil over high heat. When it reaches a temperature of roughly 350F dip a spoon in water and scoop out the loukoumades. Fry well on all sides (just a few minutes total) and then drain on a paper towel.
  3. Heat the honey and mix in just a dash of cinnamon (or heat the honey with a cinnamon stick in it). Go easy on the cinnamon because it will over power everything. Pour honey (a lot or a little depending on your preference) over the loukoumades, sprinkle with nuts and serve warm.

 

Loukoumades

Loukoumades

 

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