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GREEK LOUKOUMADES - DEEP FRIED DOUGHNUTS
This is no ordinary doughnut! Made with honey and chock full of nuts.
Most countries around the world have some confection utilizing deep fried dough.
This is an exceptional example of how to do it.
Nuts used for Loukoumades can vary from walnuts, pistachios, pinion nuts and almonds, or a combination.
RECIPE PRINTED FROM: THEGUTSYGOURMET.NET©
INGREDIENTS: Serves 4-6
1 large cake yeast
2 egg yolks
8 oz. whole milk (lukewarm)
4 oz. water
2 c. cake flour (approximately)
1 tsp. sugar
pinch of salt
oil for frying
16 oz. jar honey (Orange blossom honey gives a nice touch)
1 c. water
1. Melt yeast cake with a little milk; add eggs, rest of milk, water, sugar and as much flour as it will take
to form a loose dough. Let mixture rise in a warm place about 1 hour.
2. Drop spoonfuls of mixture in hot oil and fry until all sides are golden brown. Remove from oil and
place on paper towels to absorb excess oil.
3. Dilute honey with water and warm in large pan. Dip loukoumades in honey; remove and roll in
4. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve warm. Excellent for brunch or as a dessert served with fruit.
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