Cypriot Loukoumades~ Greek Doughnuts
I went to Greece for twenty days, and wanted to blog my journey but barely had any internet throughout my trip which was a bummer. I am back in California, and ready to share some wonderful Greek recipes with you.
Now I am sharing a delicious recipe with you, that I made in Mani, Greece. My Cypriot friend told me to add mashed potatoes to this recipe, and it came out perfect!! I do hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did.
**The potatoes added a lovely crunch to these yummy Greek doughnuts.
Cypriot Loukoumades Recipe
- 1 tablespoon yeast
- 1 tsp of thyme honey
- 1 cup of mashed potatoes
- 1 tsp salt
- 4.5 cups of flour, hard
- 2 cups lukewarm water~ add more if you need
- 2 1/2 cups Sunflower oil
- 1 cup honey
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp vanilla flavoring
- In a bowl dissolve the yeast with water and honey. Let it sit until bubbly.
- Prepare the mashed potatoes.
- Add the flour, salt, and the potatoes to the yeast mixture. Mix with hands, until combined. Place a damp towel over the top of the bowl, and let rest until doubled in size.
- Prepare the oil in a large pot.
- To fry the loukoumades, make sure you have a glass of cold water with a spoon inside. Use 2 teaspoons of dough and drop into the oil. (I use 1 spoon with cold water, to prevent the dough from sticking on the spoon.)
- Prepare the syrup. In a medium pot, add all ingredients over medium heat. Simmer for ten minutes, then remove from heat.
- Once loukoumades are ready, ladle them over a plate lined with a paper towel, to drain the oil.
- Add the syrup over the loukoumades, and dust with cinnamon and toasted almonds. Serve warm!!
I literally just drooled, I’m seriously just drooled!!
Hi Didi! Yes it’s one of my all time favorites.
Oh wow, those look divine! Welcome back from your trip! 🙂
Thank you sweets!!
Thanks for welcoming back. I wish I was back in Greece ha.
I’m happy the trip has brought you inspiration to bring back home. I hope all of your research went well and you’re working on your next project. Peace and blessings.
Thank you my friend!!
I wish I could have done more research but I’m finding ways to get that done here, witch is good.
How are you? What’s new?
I’m pretty good. Writing and branding my company from the ground level. Staying on the same grind, getting my name out to the right people.
Welcome back! What a delicious spin on loukoumades. You have me drooling Krystina. I have to try this unique version!
Thank you Antonia! How are you?
Yes please do try this as I was surprised how the potatoes made such a difference. 🙂
Welcome back dear friend! I was missing you! I hope you share all that you did and ate in Greece, you know how I have a soft spot for all things Greek. By the way, these look absolutely sinful!
Thank you sweet friend!
Missing you too! You’re so kind.
I will be doing a part 1 and part 2 of my travels to Greece. Do you have a Facebook?
I hope you can try these loukoumades.
Have a beautiful Sunday!
I just set up a FB page for my blog and found yours!
Yay!!! How do I find you?
The link is on my blog homepage! Talk to you soon!
Yay, let me connect!! 🙂
Happy almost new week dear friend!
Thank you. You too! Sorry but I have not been focusing on my FB page… I have been busy lately with Thanksgiving and just recipes and photos in general.
No problem at all! I hope one day I can collaborate with you on our blogs.
Happy late Thanksgiving. 🙂
Thanks and sounds great!!!
You’re welcome!! Happy day to you. 🙂
Looking forward to reading about your trip. X
Thank you sweetheart!! Next time I want to meet you!
Oh yummy Koukla! x
Happy new week!
Thank U Koukla Mou!!! xxoo
You’re welcome!! Happy almost Friday!
Yes TGIF!!! Soon… xx
Super delicious! Can’t wait to read about your trip!
Thank you Bella mou!! Yes can’t wait to write about it. 🙂
I am sure…Miss you! <3
I miss you too!!!