Friday, 1 June 2012


“Tart words make no friends; a spoonful or honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar” - Benjamin Franklin

For Food Friday, some more comfort food for a winter’s breakfast today. Loukoumadhes, a deep fried pastry, is the Greek version of a doughnut. This sweetmeat is also prepared in Turkey and is known as lokma tatlısı or simply lokma; In Cyprus, it is called lokmades and in Middle Eastern Countries known as: luqmat al-qadi (Arabic: لقمة القاضي; Persian: بامیه bamiyeh). In Greece there are shops that specialise in this sweetmeat and in Athens one may find shops that sell nothing else except this delicacy, so popular is it. It is quite easy to prepare at home.

Loukoumadhes (Greek Doughnuts)
  • 1 (7 g) packet dry yeast
  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • honey
  • ground cinnamon
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • Dissolve yeast in the water and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Sift flour and salt together.
  • Make a hole in flour and pour in yeast mixture gradually, mixing gently all the while.
  • A soft, sticky dough should be formed.
  • Cover dough with clean, damp dishtowel and let dough double in size.
  • Heat oil in deep fryer. Use a tablespoon to drop batter into hot oil.
  • When batter floats and is golden and puffy, remove to drain on paper towel.
  • Pour warmed honey over hot doughnuts and sprinkle with cinnamon.
This post is part of the Food Friday meme,
and also of the  Food Trip Friday meme.


  1. You're a tease, that's what you ruddy are, you know!!

    Oh, my - I have all the ingredients in, too! I might make this a joint effort over the weekend! I'm soooooo sweet-toothed, me!

  2. all it needs is a good espresso and it's breakfast fit for any greek god or goddess

  3. Wow, I have the honey and cinnamon but no Greek donuts. I need to make these! Looks easy enough to make, wonder if I can find a pack of yeast here.

    Visiting via Food Friday.

  4. sounds so delicious and anything with cinnamon i love, so this is a must try for us. thanks for sharing your recipe. visiting from FTF and FF, hope you can visit me back. thanks and have a great week. :)

  5. This would be a nice twist to the donut holes I love to make. Definitely making this one sometime.

  6. doughnut...we love to munch them :-) looks delish indeed! Dropping by from last weeks Food Friday.

  7. interesting sweet breakfast! i think my mother cooked something similar when we were kids...though it was dusted with sugar only. would love to try this version, though, specially with that sprinkling of cinnamon and honey...yum!

    appreciate much your sharing this post over at Food Friday :)