Everyones favorites "the Greek honey balls" with a few variations from place to place. This one comes from Samos!!!

recipe: Niki Merkouri

We need:
For the loukoumades
18oz kilo all purpose flour
1 sachet dry yeast
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
17oz of lukewarm water plus the juice of one orange

Light vegetable oil oil for frying

For the syrup
12oz of honey Greek honey
1 cup black sugar
1 cup water
Orange peels
1 cinnamon stick

Cook it…

First prepare the syrup... Put all the ingredients in a pan to boil for about 10 minutes and keep warm.

* Mix the flour, yeast, salt, sugar, and add the warm water into a batter, the batter must not be too thick; cover with clean kitchen towel and allow it to rise in a warm place for half an hour or until about double the size.

* Heat the oil, take a tablespoon dip it in lukewarm water, squeeze the batter through your free hand take a scoop and drop carefully into the oil, wet the spoon again and repeat...

Make you sure that you give an all-round golden color to the loukoumades before you remove them from the oil with a slotted spoon

*Dip the loukoumades in the warm syrup, and place them in a platter, sprinkle with ground walnuts or roasted sesame seeds and serve warm.

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