Friday, March 26, 2010

Loukoumades - Greek Honey Puffs

Loukomades or Loukoumathes, its a kind of deepfried dough pastry made with a dough prepared with all purpose flour, egg and generous amount of baking powder, later this fried puffs are soaked in a sugar syrup or drizzled with honey and cinnamon which sometimes served, sprinkled with sesame seeds or almond flakes...In Greece, this loukoumades are commonly spiced with clove and cinnamon in a honey syrp and then sprinkled lightly with powdered sugar, this honey puffs are usually made during the New year's eve to celebrate the name day of St Barbara also the Greek Jewish community prepare this small deep fried honeyed puffs at Hanukkah..Easy puffs to enjoy for evening snacks and the honey syrup served along with the puffs turn out this puffs more tastier than the sugar syrup..Needless to say we really enjoyed exploring this Greek cuisine,we loved it...Sending this honey puffs to AWED-Greek guest hosted by CL,event by DK...


2cups All purpose flour
3tsps Baking powder
4tbsp Sugar
4tbsps Oil
3/4cup Milk
1no Egg
Oil
Honey for drizzling
Few pinches of Cinnamon powder
Almond flakes

Stiff the flour with baking powder in a bowl, add the sugar,oil, milk, egg and mix everything as smooth batter with a wooden spoon..Heat the oil for deep frying ,when the oil is hot, drop the batter by a small teaspoon and fry until golden...keep a small bowl of water aside to dip ur finger before pushing the batter into the oil,its avoids the batter from sticking.. Drain the fried puffs in paper towel...

While serving drizzle the puffs with honey, springle few almond flakes and pinch of cinnamon..serve immediately..Enjoy warm...

32 comments:

  1. Wow,they look so rich and yummy.Loved the color.

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  2. Priya,

    Loukomodes looks really good. I love it.

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  3. This is new to me..looks super delicious...gotta try this...

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  4. They look like Indian sweet bonda. I guess lotsa Greek recipes are a bit similar to Indian dishes. No? Love those cuties!

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  5. First time hearing this name Priya.... but looks really cute.

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  6. so far greek cuisine has never caught my attention. but from on i will keep my eyes and ears open for this great cuisine. BTW honey puffs looks fantastic..

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  7. very new to me..interesting name! must have tasted delicious

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  8. This looks so yummy...I am definitely going to try this next week..bookamrking.. and you have an award in my blog dear :)

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  9. These look YUMM. This gives me a feeling that how much it is related to our gulab jamoons though it is made with the native ingredients available in that country

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  10. looks like gulab jamun...looks delicious..

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  11. Same i will do ,but the name is diff & i won't drizill honey on top ,this sounds very sweet &yummm.

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  12. very new...but seems to be so similar to the mysore bhajji !

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  13. This is again a unique dish..Lovely

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  14. that's a really nice recipe and different one too

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  15. New recipe to me,looks wonderful

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  16. Those puffs sure look sweet and delicious.

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  17. Interesting puffs, i thought something else only reading its name but very nice one...

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  18. wooow,,puffs looks delicious and yummyy,, seems very easy to make and well presented with beautiful click,,,thanks for sharing!! Priya.take care n keep on smiling,,,hv a great weekend.

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  19. Honey puffs looks yummy like Jamuns

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  20. How rolly and sweet the puffs are! They're cute and soft!

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  21. Hey orey kalakal Greek recipes da! these too look so delicious :)

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  22. Sounds yumm.. recipe new to me..

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  23. Honey Puffs looks so great!!! looks like our Gulab Jamun

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  24. Exquisite,only the thght of frying put me off this dish.I must try this for sure forget the calories,looks yum :P Thanks

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  25. Honey puffs sounds interesting !! Looks like paniyaram !!

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  26. wow... these look yum... greek donuts?

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