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Loukoumades

Greek doughnut recipe
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: greek doughnuts, loukoumades

Ingredients

  • 500 g Olympian Plain Flour
  • 1 tbsp Dry Yeast
  • 500 g Lukewarm Water
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Olympian Baking Powder
  • 2 cups Sunflower Oil for frying
  • 1/4 cup Sunflower Oil in a separate small bowl

Syrup - Option 1

  • 3/4 cup Honey
  • Olympian Cinnamon Powder
  • Crushed Walnuts

Option 2

  • 100 g Nutella
  • Crushed pistachios or crushed biscuits

Instructions

  • In a large bowl combine the flour, warm water, yeast, salt and baking powder and mix until your dough is smooth.
  • Let rise for approximately 1-2 hours or until dough has tripled in size. In warm weather the dough will rise more quickly.
  • Once your dough has risen, heat up oil in a pot.
  • Once heated, cover the palm of your hand in a thin layer of sunflower oil and scoop a small amount of dough into the palm of your hand.
  • Take a tablespoon and dip it in the oil, before squeezing the dough onto the spoon and placing it into the pot.
  • The loukoumades should float on the top of the oil, therefore, ensure you turn it while cooking in order for it to cook through evenly.
  • When the turn a golden-brown colour, remove from pot and place on a dish covered in paper towelling to drain excess oil.
  • Heat up honey, Nutella or desired topping and pour over the donuts.
  • Enjoy!