Try And Resist These Loukoumades

Try And Resist These Loukoumades


Prep time:
10 mins
Cook time:
1 hour 30 mins
Suitable for:
Vegetarians, Everyone
Provided by:
Ioanna Zerbas

Loukoumades, or Greek honey puffs, are a very popular Greek sweet. Balls of dough deep fried until they're golden then drizzled with honey and sprinkled with cinnamon. Mmmm.

These delicious mouthfuls are impossible to resist. Thanks Ioanna!


  • 1 7g or 2 1/4oz packet of active, dried yeast
  • 1 tablespoon of white sugar
  • 2 cups of warm water
  • 3 cups of plain flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon of freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Vegetable oil
  • A generous amount of Haughton Honey
  • Ground cinnamon


  1. In a large bowl, mix the yeast and sugar into half cup of the warm water. When the mixture turns foamy after about 5 minutes stir in the remaining 1 1/2 cups of warm water along with the flour, salt, nutmeg and vanilla. Mix until the batter is thick and smooth. Cover with a plastic wrap or tea towel and let the battery dough rise in a warm place until almost doubled in size (it'll take about one to one and a half hours).
  2. Pour the oil into a deep fryer or a deep saucepan making sure that there is at least 2 inches between the oil surface and the top of the pan. Heat the oil until hot.
  3. Working in batches of 3 or 4, slide dollops of the batter about the size of a heaped tablespoon into the hot oil. Don't crowd the pan. The batter will puff up and float to the surface. Turn them occasionally until the batter is a crisp, golden brown on all sides (about 3 to 4 minutes).
  4. Remove the puffs carefully with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Repeat as many times as needed. Place the drained puffs on a plate in a warm oven.
  5. To serve the Loukoumades place 4 or 5 puffs into a bowl, generously drizzle warm Haughton Honey over the top and dust generously with cinnamon. They're certainly best eaten the same day they're made.

Notes for the cook: if you have a fan-assisted oven then reduce the specified temperature in the recipe by about 15% ~ 1 teaspoon = 5ml and 1 tablespoon = 15ml ~ some ingredients are measured in cups and some equivalents are; 150g, 6oz (1/2 cup) = 120ml, 4fl oz