Loukoumades

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Fried Greek honey puffs.

A few freshly fried Loukomades, fried honey puffs, sit on a plate in front of a pile of Loukomades. Served with a glass of milk
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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
25
Yield:
25 loukoumades

Ingredients

  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast

  • 1 cup warm water

  • ½ cup warm milk

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • cup butter, softened

  • 3 eggs

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup honey

  • ½ cup water

  • 4 cups vegetable oil, or as needed

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

167 Calories
7g Fat
24g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 25
Calories 167
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 122mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 53mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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