RECIPE: Loukoumades

Set yourself up for a tasty morning with these light bite Loukoumades...
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These light puffs of honey, lemon and cinnamon are perfect with a strong coffee before heading out to face another day of possibilities! Learn how to make luscious Loukoumades fast…

 

Ingredients

 

5g dried yeast

 

100g plain flour

 

1/2tsp sugar

 

Pinch of sea salt

 

200g potatoes

 

90g honey

 

Juice of half a small lemon

 

A sprinkle of cinnamon

 

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Method

 

Mix the dried yeast, a handful of the flour, the sugar and 175g of warm (hand hot)water in a bowl and cover.

 

Leave for 1/2 hour in a warm place whilst you peel, boil and mash the potatoes.

 

Add the rest of the flour plus the potatoes (cool them slightly) and whisk until you have a thick, smooth batter. Either leave this for 1 1/2 -2 hours to froth up, or even better cover and leave overnight in the fridge.

 

Make a honey and lemon syrup: boil the honey and lemon juice with 20ml water until thickened then pour into a jug.

 

Once the batter is very puffy, either use a deep fat fryer set at 190 degrees C, or a shallow pan of hot oil and fry teaspoons of the batter for 1 minute until golden and crisp- turning half way through.

 

Drain well on kitchen paper then transfer to a bowl. To enjoy – dip your loukamades in syrup then dust with ground cinnamon.


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