Don't these look INCREDIBLE?! These are Greek Donuts called Loukoumades, they are the most amazing dessert ever! Basically its a donut covered in honey and cinnamon....and the best bit is...you probaly have all the ingredients in your cupboard!
Makes roughly 25 puffs.
1/2 a teaspoon dry yeast
1 1/2 cups of warm water
2 cups plain flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon orange juice
4 tablespoons of Honey
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Rice bran oil - for frying
Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup of warm water (don’t use boiling, just lukewarm from the tap)
Sift flour into a large mixing bowl and add salt and orange juice and combine.
Add dissolved yeast and the remaining warm water.
Mix throughly, the batter will appear watery (almost like a pancake mixture) and super sticky but thats what you want!
Cover with a tea towel and Leave to rise for 45 minutes.
Heat rice bran oil in a small pot (at least 5cm of oil) and wait until its super hot!
Using a soup spoon, scoop around 1 tablespoon of the batter (small balls bcuase they puff up once in the oil!) and carefully place it into the oil.
Repeat until you have 4/5 puffs in at one time.
Using a slotted spoon, turn the puffs constantly until they reach a beautiful golden colour.
Take them out using the slotted spoon and place onto a dry cloth to catch all the excess oil.
Warm the honey in the microwave or on a hot pan and pour over the puffs.
Sprinkle cinnamon over the top and dig in!
Hope you absolutely love this recipe! If you do make it, Please come and show me over on Instagram or Facebook!
Love Leah x