FoodDiscover loukoumades: the Greek delight redefining our doughnut experience

Discover loukoumades: the Greek delight redefining our doughnut experience

I tried Greek donuts and now I only make those. They are tiny and plump.
I tried Greek donuts and now I only make those. They are tiny and plump.
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7:13 PM EST, January 28, 2024, updated: 4:43 AM EST, March 7, 2024

In the realm of desserts, one special delicacy has captivated food lovers worldwide - the Greek doughnut, commonly referred to as loukumades. These little treats are soft, fluffy, and crispy on the exterior while retaining a soft interior. One taste of these petite wonders will forever alter your perception of traditional doughnuts. Let's delve into the secrets of crafting this delightful Greek treat, which is a perfect fit for carnival traditions.

Lukumades - the Greek doughnut: A sweet and crunchy delight

The compelling mix of a crispy outer layer, a delicate inside, and a sweet drizzle of honey makes lukumades a much sought-after carnival snack. Are you prepared to embark on a gastronomic journey to Greece from the comfort of your kitchen?


  • 3 ounces of fresh yeast
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1.9 cups of milk
  • 6 tablespoons of sugar
  • 4.4 pounds of wheat flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • Egg white from 1 egg
  • Oil for frying
  • Honey
  • Nuts
  • Sesame
  • Cinnamon.

Steps for preparation:

  1. Begin by crumbling the yeast, adding olive oil, and pouring warm milk. Stir until the yeast is fully dissolved.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and salt, then add to the milk and yeast mixture. Mix thoroughly until the dough is smooth and uniform. Cover the bowl with a cloth and leave it aside for about 2 hours to rise.
  3. Whisk the egg white into a stiff foam, incorporate it into the risen dough, and mix thoroughly. Heat the oil, shape the dough into small balls using a teaspoon, and swiftly drop them into the hot oil.
  4. Fry on each side for about 3 minutes. Remove them from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper to soak up excess fat. While still hot, drizzle them with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon, sesame, and nuts.

Loukumades make for an excellent choice when it comes to carnival treats. They're delicious, and preparing them isn't particularly challenging. It's well worth trying to experience their genuinely remarkable taste.

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