• 1 oz yeast
  • 18 oz flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Olive oil for frying
  • Honey
  • Cinnamon
  • Chopped walnuts (optional)

Loukoumades – Doughnut Honey Puffs

In Greece, loukoumades are commonly spiced with clove and cinnamon in a honey syrup and can be sprinkled lightly with powdered sugar. Enjoy this easy Greek dessert recipe!


Dissolve the yeast in 1/2 cup lukewarm water. Mix the flour with the salt in a deep bowl. Make a well in the middle of the flour and pour in the yeast and water. Gradually add another cup of lukewarm water, stirring the mixture until it becomes a uniform, rather thick batter. Cover and leave it in a warm place for about 1 1/2 hours, until bubbles rise to the top.

Heat the oil. Using a wet teaspoon, take spoonfuls of the batter and drop them into the hot oil.
Continue until there is no more batter left. Turn the puffs with a slotted spoon until they are golden brown all over. Pour honey over them and sprinkle them with cinnamon and chopped walnuts.

Serves 8 to 10

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