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Loukoumades – Greek Donuts




  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 packet of dry yeast
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm milk
  • olive oil for frying

Honey Syrup

  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • cinnamon


Honey Syrup

  1. Combine honey, sugar, and water in a microwave safe container. Heat for 3 minutes on high.
  2. Stir, and then heat for an 3-5 minutes until it has come to a rolling boil.
  3. Remove from microwave and stir one last time.
  4. Let cool for a few minutes before putting it in the fridge to cool for an hour or so.


  1. Combine lukewarm water and yeast and stir until yeast is well combined in the water. Let sit for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, and salt and mix together.
  3. Add the milk and mix together again.
  4. Once the yeast has been activated. Add about half of it and stir and then the second half and stir until you get a runny pancake batter consistency.
  5. Cover with a clean towel and put in a warm place to rise for about an hour.
  6. When it has doubled in size, heat up about 2-3 inches of olive oil.
  7. When the oil is hot, drop about 6 spoonfuls of dough at a time.
  8. Flip them over when golden brown.
  9. Transfer to paper towels to soak up the excess oil.
  10. When the donuts are all made, pour 3-4 ladles of honey syrup over the donuts. Then, sprinkle with cinnamon.
  11. Serve immediately.

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