Loukoumades are one of Greece’s most famous and loved desserts! Traditionally, these bite-size honey donuts are fried then drizzled with honey and dusted with cinnamon; however, you can also add crushed walnuts or pour some melted chocolate on top!  

Here is our recipe for the most delicious Loukoumades, that can be enjoyed any time of the day! 

Ingredients

Homemade Loukoumades
  • 200 grams x all-purpose flour
  • 8 grams x dried yeast
  • 50 grams x cornflour
  • pinch of salt
  • vegetable or sunflower oil for frying
  • 1 x tablespoon honey, extra for drizzling
  • ground cinnamon for sprinkling
  • 280 ml lukewarm water

Method

  • In a large bowl, mix yeast with lukewarm water. Add a tablespoon of honey and pinch of salt and stir. 
  • Slowly add flour and cornflour to a bowl and with a wooden spoon combine all ingredients well, until combined.
  • Cover the bowl and allow the mixture to sit for about 1 hour or until the batter expands to almost double the size. 
  • Fill frying pan a bit less than halfway with oil. Heat oil over high heat and test by dropping 1/4 teaspoon of dough into the oil. Once it turns brown, the oil is hot enough.
  • Turn heat down to medium and working in batches, use a teaspoon to drop spoonfuls of batter into the oil. 
  • Allow dough to expand into a fluffy round donut. They should become light, crispy and a nice golden colour. 
  • Place the spoon in a warm cup of water in between batches and dry off before placing in the next set of batter.
  • Turn and remove loukoumades with a slotted spoon when ready and place on a paper towel to absorb excess oil.
  • Transfer loukoumades on to a serving plate. Generously coat with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Serve warm. 

Recipe and Images by IN+SIGHTS GREECE © (Copyright) 

Penny Zalalas

Executive Editor

At the age of 18, when starting her university degree in Media & Culture, Penny was offered her first role in the industry and began her career at Rupert Murdoch’s News Limited. Since then she has worked as a journalist & editor in both print & online publications, bringing with her 20 + years of experience in magazines. Her utter love for Greece, plus a constant urge to create, innovate & inspire is what led her to launch IN+SIGHTS GREECE.

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