Loukoumades - Eat Love Share

Loukoumades

By on September 8, 2015

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Loukoumades are Greek donuts. We are serving ours with a honey and passionfruit syrup.


Ingredients:

  • 17gm satchel dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp castor sugar
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 3 cups plain flour
  • big pinch of sea salt
  • 1⁄2 Cup Chris Traditional Greek Style Natural Yoghurt
  • 1⁄4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1⁄4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp real vanilla extract
  • 50gm passionfruit pulp
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp castor sugar
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 4 tbsp pistachios finely chopped

Method:

  • In a jug, mix yeast and sugar with half a cup of the warm water and leave for 5-10 minutes or until foamy and active
  • Pour the activated yeast mixture into a large bowl and stir in the remaining warm water, yoghurt, flour, salt, nutmeg and vanilla extract
  • Once the batter is silky smooth, cover the bowl with cling film and let the mix prove in a warm place until it is almost double in size, (which will take about 1–1 1⁄2 hours.) When it’s ready it will be very soft and bubbly, like stringy honeycomb
  • Once the dough is ready, heat oil in a deep pot or deep fryer to 180°. Take spoonful’s of fluffy dough and drop carefully into the hot oil, turning them around as they puff up and turn golden. The perfect Loukoumade is golden, crisp and puffy
  • Once they’re ready, dust with castor sugar and place on a serving platter, on top a swirl of Chris’ Greek Style Natural Yoghurt. Stack the hot Loukoumades and drizzle with warm honey and fresh passionfruit pulp. Finally sprinkle over some chopped pistachios and serve