- 4 cups all-purpose flour*
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
- 3.5 cups warm water*
- Extra virgin olive oil for frying
- 1 cup honey and 1 tablespoon cinnamon for serving (this can be modified to suite personal tastes)
Time - 2 hours
- Preparation - 1 hour and 45 minutes
- Frying - 15 minutes
- Combine the flour and sugar in a large bowl
- Dissolve the yeast in the warm water and combine with the flour
- The dough should be wet, elastic, and somewhat loose. As mentioned above, finding the right flour to water ratio may take one or two tries. With less water, the loukoumades will be denser and heavier, with more water, they will be light and puffy.
- Cover the dough and place in a dark warm spot to rise for 90 minutes.
- Heat extra virgin olive oil to 375 degrees
- Once the oil is hot, using a small spoon, drop lumps of dough into the oil, which will puff up as they fry
- Fry until golden brown (about 2 minutes per side)
- The traditional way of serving the fried dough is drizzled with honey and sprinkled with cinnamon. But don't let tradition stop you from trying other flavors.