Ah, the sweet sweet deliciousness of loukoumades. Balls of dough deep fried until golden, then drizzled with honey and sprinkled with cinnamon – these delectable mouthfuls are impossible to resist!
9g dry yeast
260mL warm water
130mL warm milk
75g of soft butter
3L vegetable oil
Vanilla ice cream (optional)
Mix the warm water and yeast together, let stand for 5 minutes until yeast activates. Sift the remaining dry ingredients into a bowl, and in a separate bowl crack the eggs and slowly stir in the milk and yeast mixture. Then, gently whisk egg mix into the dry ingredients and add the butter. Cover the mixture with cling wrap and allow to stand for 30 minutes.
To cook the loukoumades, heat oil in pan and add a spoonful of dough. Repeat the process until your pot is full of doughnuts. Cook for 6 minutes, rolling the doughnuts every minute so they cook evenly.
Place the cooked doughnuts into a bowl with the warm honey syrup and sprinkle with hazelnuts. These are delicious by themselves or with your favourite ice cream.