What are Loukoumades..
Loukoumades also known as Greek Donuts , are deep fried yeasted puffs soaked in honey or sugar syrup. These deep fried pastries are like donuts, that are traditionally soaked in sugar or honey syrup, sprinkled with cinnamon or powdered walnuts. A perfect fried Loukoumades are crispy and golden from outside and airy and fluffy from inside.
I made these fried dough sweet balls Day 3 of Week 3 at #97Blogging Marathon for the theme Flavours of Greece. Kids liked these fried balls and had it some chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream. I saved 4-5 pieces for taking the pics ?
There are a lot of recipes available online, I decided to go with a eggless recipe. The dough mixed with yeast took around 1.5 hrs to rise, it may take less time in hot weather. Also, I used Instant Yeast, that doesn't need any activation, if you are using active dry yeast, activate it in warm water it before adding to the flour.
Recipe adapted from here
Let's see how I made this Greek Donuts(Loukoumades)..
- 1 Cup All Purpose flour
- 2 tbsp Cornflour
- 1 tsp Instant Yeast
- 1 Cup Water make dough
For Sugar Syrup
- 1.5 Cup Water
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon Powder optional
- Mix together flour, corn flour and yeast together and add water to form a thick batter.
- Keep the batter covered in a warm place and let it rise.
- Once batter rises it will be frothy or bubbly.
- Heat oil in a kadhai or thick bottomed pan, when the oil is hot enough, drop small portions of batter in oil and fry till golden brown.
- Once the balls are deep fried, add to the warm sugar syrup, let it stand for few minutes, once the balls soak syrup, take out of the syrup and arrange in a plate to serve.
- To make sugar syrup, heat water, cinnamon and sugar to a pan, boil the syrup for 5 minutes. take off the heat and keep aside to cool.
Do try these easy to make greek donuts, something different but yet so similar in taste. Kids will love these, with or without ice cream or chocolate sauce and you can have these with your tea or coffee. Traditionally, Greek people have these with their coffee.
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