Loukoumades: little bite-sized fluffy sweet honey puffs, deep fried to golden and crispy perfection. Do not forget: the perfect traditional loukoumades are crispy and golden on the outside and fluffy and airy in the inside. Simply irresistable! So go ahead and spoil yourself with this recipe:
For the loukoumades
-1 cup of lukewarm water (240g /8.5 oz.)
-1 cup of lukewarm milk (240g/ 8.5 oz.)
-15 g active dry yeast (0.5 oz.)
-3 and 1/4 of a cup flour (450g /16 oz.)
-2 tbsps sugar
-1 flat tsp salt
-4 tbsps olive oil
-oil for frying
For the garnish
-3/4 cup honey (350g/ 13 oz.)
-Start by making the dough. In a mixers’ bowl add the water and yeast. Stir with a fork and wait for 5 minutes, until the yeast dissolves completely. Into the same bowl, add the rest of the ingredients for the dough and whisk at high speed (for about 2 minutes) until the mixture becomes a smooth batter. Cover the bowl with some plastic wrap and let the dough rest in a warm place for at least 1 hour to rise.
-Into a frying pan pour vegetable oil to deep fry the loukoumades. Heat the oil to high heat until it begins to bubble. (if it sizzles, then the oil is ready).
-Dip a tablespoon in some water and spoon out some of the dough into the hot oil. Repeat this procedure until the surface off the pan is comfortably filled.
-While the loukoumades are fried, use a spoon to push them into the oil and turn them on all sides, until golden brown.
-Then, place the loukoumades on a large platter, drizzle with the heated honey and sprinkle with cinnamon and chopped walnuts.