Doughnuts Greek LoukoumadesFrom lor 7 years ago
- 4 teaspoons / 15 g active dry yeast shopping list
- 2 cups / 450 ml lukewarm water (about 110°F/43°C) shopping list
- 4 cups / 510 g all purpose flour shopping list
- 1 teaspoon / about 5 g salt shopping list
- canola oil, for deep frying shopping list
- 1/3 cup / 65 g granulated sugar shopping list
- 1/2 teaspoon / about 2 g ground cinnamon shopping list
- 1/3 cup / 110 g honey shopping list
- 1/3 cup / 45 g hazelnuts or almonds, toasted, husked and finely crushed shopping list
How to make it
- Whisk the yeast and 1/2 cup / 110 ml of lukewarm water in a medium bowl to blend.
- Set aside for 5 minutes or until the yeast dissolves.
- Whisk the remaining water into the yeast mixture.
- Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl.
- Pour the yeast mixture over the flour mixture, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until you have a well mixed batter.
- The batter will be thick and sticky.
- Cover the bowl of batter with a clean dish cloth and set aside in a warm place for 1 to 2 hours or until the batter has risen and doubled in size and small bubbles form.
- Add enough oil to a large, deep frying pan to come halfway up the sides of the pan.
- Heat the oil over a medium heat to 375°F / 190°C.
- Combine the sugar and cinnamon in another large bowl and set aside. Stir the batter to deflate it.
- Working in batches and using a tablespoon, spoon the batter one spoonful at a time into the hot oil (you can cook about 8 doughnuts at a time).
- The batter will still be thick and sticky so the tablespoon will not fill neatly but will help as a guide to ensure the proportions are similar in size.
- Fry for about 5 to 8 minutes or until the doughnuts puff and become golden brown, turning them occasionally to ensure they brown evenly. While frying, the batter will form round, puffy, irregularly shaped doughnuts.
- Remove the doughnuts with a meshed or slotted spoon once they are golden and place them on a baking sheet lined with paper towels to absorb the excess oil.
- Immediately toss the hot doughnuts in the cinnamon-sugar to coat.
- Transfer the coated doughnuts to a warm platter.
- Meanwhile, heat the honey in a small saucepan over medium heat until it is hot.
- Drizzle the hot honey over the doughnuts.
- Sprinkle with the crushed hazelnuts and serve immediately.
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Sounds fantastic!! Love Doughnuts! got my 5shirleyoma in Cove loved it
Take me home Curtis! I guess I shop in the wrong store. I'll keep dreamin'.
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I can taste them now. They sound yummy!!debwin in Toronto loved it