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:

Ammu Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

yum.

Ms.Chitchat said... Reply To This Comment

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

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Priya,

Loukomodes looks really good. I love it.

Sarah Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

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

Madhuri said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious

Padma said... Reply To This Comment

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

PS said... Reply To This Comment

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..

Silence Sings said... Reply To This Comment

toatally delectable...

J said... Reply To This Comment

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

Daisy Blue said... Reply To This Comment

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

RV said... Reply To This Comment

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

sowmya's creative saga said... Reply To This Comment

looks like gulab jamun...looks delicious..

PriyaRaj said... Reply To This Comment

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

SE said... Reply To This Comment

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

Tina said... Reply To This Comment

Sooo cute and lovely...

Soma Pradhan said... Reply To This Comment

This is again a unique dish..Lovely

Aruna Manikandan said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yummy dear!!!

Preety said... Reply To This Comment

that's a really nice recipe and different one too

Varunavi said... Reply To This Comment

New recipe to me,looks wonderful

Sook said... Reply To This Comment

Those puffs sure look sweet and delicious.

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

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

SathyaSridhar said... Reply To This Comment

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.

my kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Honey puffs looks yummy like Jamuns

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

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

Gita said... Reply To This Comment

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

Umm Razeen said... Reply To This Comment

the honey puffs lokks yummy

Suma Rowjee said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds yumm.. recipe new to me..

PriyaVaasu said... Reply To This Comment

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

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sashi said... Reply To This Comment

Honey puffs sounds interesting !! Looks like paniyaram !!

Cooking Foodie said... Reply To This Comment

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