Loukoumades Dessert Recipe

Loukoumades Recipe

Ingredients: Serves 6

For the batter:
225 g/8 oz/2 cups plain (all-purpose) flour
2.5 ml salt
1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
15 g/1 sachet of easy-blend dried yeast
250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup hand-hot water

Oil, for deep-frying
For the syrup:
250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup clear honey

10 ml/2 tsp lemon juice
15 ml/1 tbsp brandy
15 ml/1 tbsp water

Method:

To make the batter, mix the flour, salt, cinnamon and yeast in a bowl. Gradually beat in the hand-hot water to form a thick, smooth batter. Cover with clingfilm (plastic wrap) and leave in a warm place for 1.5 hours or until well risen and bubbling. Heat the oil to 190C/375F or until a cube of day-old bread browns in 30 seconds. Drop in small spoonfuls of the batter and fry until puffy and pale golden brown. They should be crisp and hollow. If the first few seem chewy, add 15 ml/1 tbsp of hot water to the batter and continue cooking the next batch. Drain on kitchen paper (paper towels).


To make the syrup, warm the ingredients together in a saucepan. Serve the fritters with the warm syrup spooned over.


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