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Loukoumades (Greek Donuts)
Greece and Cyprus. So famed for their desserts featuring honey and walnuts. Here is another classic. Loukoumades, small Greek donuts, covered with honey syrup, cinnamon, sesame seeds and crushed walnuts. And in another twist, the batter contains labna, precluding the need to use yeast. If using thick yogurt instead of labna, use half the quantity because of the high liquid content
Servings Prep Time
4people 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4people 10minutes
Cook Time
  • 1/4cup honey
  • 1/4cup water
To Cook
  1. Prepare the syrup first. Combine the honey and water in a small saucepan. Bring to the boil over a medium heat. Once the syrup has boiled, turn off and allow to cool.
  2. Make the batter. In a mixing bowl, beat the egg whites, add the labna (or half the quantity of yogurt) and stir to combine well. In a separate bowl, combine the all purpose flour and baking powder. Add to the labna mixture, along with the whisky, if using. Stir well to combine.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 200 f (95 c) to keep cooked loukoumades warm. Over a medium heat, place enough oil in the pan to come half way up the loukoumades. When the oil is hot but not smoking, and using 2 spoons, carefully drop about 1 teaspoonful of batter into the oil. Wet the spoons between each puff. Turn the puffs using a slotted spoon and cook until golden brown. Place cooked loukoumades on a plate covered with kitchen towel to drain excess oil. Place in the oven to keep warm between batches.
  4. When all are cooked, place loukoumades on a serving plate. Drizzle with the honey syrup and sprinkle with ground cinnamon, sesame seeds and crushed walnuts.
Recipe Notes
Light, moist and tasty these greek donuts are a great end to any meal! Cinnamon, walnuts, sesame and honey make it a healthy treat treat! The Best Authentic Loukoumades Greek Donuts Recipe
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