Fried Greek honey puffs.

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Ingredients

25
Original recipe yields 25 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Sprinkle the yeast over the warm water in a small bowl. The water should be no more than 100 degrees F (40 degrees C). Let stand for 5 minutes until the yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam. In a large bowl, mix the warm milk, sugar, and salt, and mix to dissolve. Pour the yeast mixture into the milk mixture, and stir to combine.

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  • Beat in the butter, eggs, and flour until the mixture forms a smooth, soft dough. Cover the bowl, and let rise until doubled in bulk, about 30 minutes. Stir the dough well, cover, and let rise 30 more minutes.

  • Mix honey and 1/2 cup of water in a saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Turn off the heat and let the honey syrup cool.

  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Oil should be about 2 inches deep.

  • Place a large table or soup spoon in a glass of water near the batter. Scoop up about 2 tablespoons of dough per puff with the wet spoon, drop it into the wet palm of your hand, and roll it back into the spoon to create a round shape. Do not overhandle the puffy, soft dough. Drop the dough balls into the hot oil in batches, wetting the spoon each time you make a dough ball. Fry in the hot oil until golden brown on the bottom, and roll them over to cook the other side, 2 to 3 minutes per batch. Gently set the loukoumades aside to drain on paper towels.

  • Place the loukoumades on a baking sheet, drizzle them with honey syrup, and sprinkle with cinnamon. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

167.1 calories; 3.2 g protein; 23.5 g carbohydrates; 29.2 mg cholesterol; 122.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2009
Great!!!It is one of the most famous dessert especially at holidays Christmas and New Years eve. In Corfu it is the most favorite dessert at Saint Spyridon's day which is the most glory day on the whole island! They could be even without the eggs. And without putting on the honey surop but some powdered sugar with a lot of cinnamon!!!Delicious!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2009
These were ok but I found the dough was pretty bland and not at all sweet. Next time I will definately increase the sugar in the dough- maybe to 1/2c? Also I added the cinnamon to the honey syrup as it cooked rather then sprinkling it on top. This made it easy to evenly coat the loukoumades with cinnamon. I found that 2 tbsp of dough was to much for one so I decreased the size to 1 big tbsp instead. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2009
These were ok but I found the dough was pretty bland and not at all sweet. Next time I will definately increase the sugar in the dough- maybe to 1/2c? Also I added the cinnamon to the honey syrup as it cooked rather then sprinkling it on top. This made it easy to evenly coat the loukoumades with cinnamon. I found that 2 tbsp of dough was to much for one so I decreased the size to 1 big tbsp instead. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2009
Great!!!It is one of the most famous dessert especially at holidays Christmas and New Years eve. In Corfu it is the most favorite dessert at Saint Spyridon's day which is the most glory day on the whole island! They could be even without the eggs. And without putting on the honey surop but some powdered sugar with a lot of cinnamon!!!Delicious!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2010
We used wheat flour because that's all we had and they came out great. Very delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2010
instead of using the honey syrup i used white confertoners sugar a topping.it turned out great.this is defentally something i will make more of. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2011
Very good the only change was that I added cloves instead of cinnamon to the warm honey delicious:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2011
mine weren't perfect circles but they were delicious. I also mixed the cinnamon right into the honey syrup when it was boiling. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2013
Recipe was really good. I just added a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the dough and it had a good flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2015
They came out great but I had to make a few changes. The dough wasn't sweet and drizzling honey on it wasn't enough for us. What I did was add the honey and water to a pot and add about a 1/4 to 1/2 cup of sugar to the pot along with a cinnamon stick. I let it come to a boil then I lowered the heat and let it simmer about 5 minutes. When the mixture was done I took the balls and put them in the syrup for about 3 minutes and let them soak up some of that flavor. DELICIOUSLY PERFECT!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2012
Cooks way more than 25 great recipe! Read More
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