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Loukoumades – Greek honey dumplings

Looking for a heavenly dessert that will transport your taste buds straight to Greece? Look no further than this irresistible recipe for Greek loukoumades, also known as greek honey dumplings. Made with a few basic ingredients like flour, yeast, and honey, these bite-sized golden delights are a staple in Greek cuisine. Get ready to satisfy your sweet tooth with this indulgent treat that’s perfect for any occasion.

How to make Greek loukoumades

To make these delectable Greek loukoumades, start by preparing a yeast-based batter using flour, water, yeast, and a pinch of sugar. Let the batter rise until it becomes light and airy. Heat oil in a deep pot or fryer, then drop spoonfuls of the batter into the hot oil. Fry until the loukoumades turn golden brown and puff up beautifully. Once they’re cooked, remove them from the oil and let them drain on a paper towel to remove any excess oil.

The final touch is what makes these loukoumades truly exceptional – a drizzle of golden honey. While the dumplings are still warm, generously coat them in sweet and sticky honey flavored with a hint of cinnamon. The honey seeps into the dumplings, adding a burst of sweetness and enhancing their irresistible texture. Serve these heavenly Greek loukoumades as a dessert at your next gathering or indulge in them as a special treat for yourself. With their enticing aroma and mouthwatering flavor, these honey-drenched dumplings are sure to be a hit with everyone.

Loukoumades - Greek honey dumplings recipe

Loukoumades – Greek honey dumplings recipe

Recipe by George Zolis
5.0 from 2 votes

Savor the taste of Greece with these delectable Greek loukoumades – honey dumplings. These irresistible bite-sized treats are made with a simple yet enticing combination of flour, yeast, and honey. Follow our easy-to-follow instructions to create these fluffy and golden dumplings that will leave you craving for more.

Course: DessertCuisine: GreekDifficulty: Easy


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  • 500 g All purpose flour

  • 500 g Water, lukewarm

  • 30 g Sugar

  • 50 g Fresh yeast

  • 7 g Salt

  • Sunflower oil for frying

  • Cinnamon powder and honey (to serve)

Recipe directions

  • In a big bowl add water (lukewarm), yeast, sugar and stir.
  • Add the flour, salt and stir again.
  • Set aside to rise for 30 minutes.
  • In a pot add sunflower oil and put on low to medium heat.
  • When it’s well heated, dip a teaspoon in glass with sunflower oil. Take a spoonful of the mixture and dip it in the pot. Repeat until the surface of the pot is full of the dumplings dough balls.
  • Fry on low to medium heat until golden brown.
  • To serve
  • While loukoumades are still hot, sprinkle some cinnamon powder on them and pour some honey as well.

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Recipe notes

  • Loukoumades taste better while they are still warm.

Nutrition Facts

40 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 0.2g 0%
    • Sodium 71mg 3%
    • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
    • Potassium 40mg 2%
    • Total Carbohydrate 12.8g 4%
      • Dietary Fiber 0.6g 0%
      • Sugars 2.8g
    • Protein 1.8g 2%
    • Calcium 3%
    • Iron 1%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.