Updated: Aug 8, 2019
In our eyes, there is no better treat than a doughnut!
Especially when that doughnut comes in the form of balls of light, crispy, fluffy dough soaked in locally sourced honey, sprinkled with chopped walnuts and dusted with heady cinnamon.
H. E. A. V. E. N.
We're talking about loukoumades (Λουκουμάδες)!!
We don't have a family recipe for loukoumades, mum kind of hits...or misses.
I was so happy to discover an amazing book, "Anna's Kitchen - A Tribute to My Mother's Cypriot Cuisine" by Mary Saloniklis.
The front cover simply makes you drool, which is a testament to how delicious Anna's loukoumades recipe is!
Anna's Kitchen is the inspiration behind our fundraising project and is filled with amazing Cypriot recipes, which slightly differ to the traditional Greek recipes.
There are recipes which are normally hard to find, such as home-made halloumi, or traditional Cypriot recipes, such as flaounes, koupes and sheftalia.
Be sure to show your support and purchase your copy today. Click here
The other recipe that I use is from the late, great Tess Mallos' "The Greek Cookbook" which is below:
Today we made Anna's version of loukoumades, but with a bit of a twist in the honey syrup by omitting the sugar and using pure honey warmed up.
The dough took about 1.5 hours to rise today, it was quite cold. I have to warn you though, it's a bit of a hands on business. I tried using an oiled spoon, but they weren't working very well.
I ended up scooping up dough into my hand and squeezing through my forefinger & thumb.
That was our National Doughnut (Donut) Day celebration for 2019. Next year we might be a bit more adventurous and try filling the loukoumades, or making a salted caramel sauce?!
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