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Loukoumades

© P. Merakos

Ingredients

What you need:

  • ½ kilo of flour
  • 8 grams of dry yeast
  • 1 teacup of tepid water
  • A pinch of sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • Olive oil for frying
  • Honey
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Sesame seeds

Method

  1. Mix the flour, sugar, salt in a large bowl and stir well.
  2. Dissolve the yeast in the teacup of water and add it slowly in the bowl. Stir well until you come up with a thick mixture (like porridge).
  3. Cover with a towel cloth and allow the dough to rest until blisters appear on the surface.
  4. Heat the oil well in a frying pan. Wet a spoon in water each time as you pick spoonfuls of dough and drop them carefully in the hot oil.
  5. Wait until loukoumades turn golden. Remove from the pan with a skimmer.
  6. Pour a generous amount of honey on loukoumades, dust with cinnamon, sprinkle some sesame seeds and serve.