“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
- 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.