Try this Loukoumades recipe: deep-fried Greek doughnuts served with a honey syrup.


For the dough
For the sauce
To serve

Preparation method

  1. Sift the flour, salt and yeast into a large mixing bowl. Add the honey and warm water and mix until well combined. Cover with a damp tea towel and set aside to prove in a warm place for 40 minutes.

  2. Fill a deep-fat fryer or a large, deep, heavy-bottomed pan two-thirds full with vegetable oil. Heat the oil to 180C/350F (use a probe thermometer to check the temperature if you're not using a deep-fat fryer). (CAUTION: Hot oil can be dangerous. Don't leave unattended)

  3. Carefully drop tablespoons of the mixture into the oil and fry for 3-4 minutes or until crisp and golden-brown. Remove from the hot oil using a slotted spoon and set aside to drain on kitchen paper.

  4. For the sauce, place the honey, sugar, lemon zest and juice, butter and 1 tbsp water in a saucepan and heat until the sugar has dissolved. Add the pistachios and remove the pan from the heat.

  5. Pour the sauce over the Loukoumades and add a dollop of Greek yoghurt. Dust with ground cinnamon and icing sugar.

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