Go ahead and spoil yourself with this traditional Greek doughnuts recipe! We’ve decided to add agave nectar in the dough and give it a new twist! Top them with honey, sesame and cinnamon, maybe some chopped nuts if you like! Or drizzle them with chocolate sauce! Either way, they are simply irresistible!
Serves: 30 pieces Preparation time: 20m Cooks in: 10m Ready in: 30m
For the dough:
250g all-purpose flour
20g fresh yeast
120ml lukewarm water
120ml lukewarm milk
1 pinch of salt
25ml agave nectar
1 egg yolk
vegetable oil for frying
For the garnish:
toasted sesame seeds
Mix the milk, water, butter and yeast in a bowl. Make sure the yeast dissolves completely.
Add the agave nectar, salt, egg yolk and flour -a little at a time- and whisk until the mixture becomes a smooth batter. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rest in a warm place for 1 hour, until it doubles in size.
Into a medium sized pan pour enough vegetable oil and heat it to high heat until it begins to bubble.
Dip a tablespoon in a glass of water and spoon out some dough into the pan. Repeat until the pan is comfortably filled. You need to dip the spoon in the water so that the batter doesn’t stick on it. Use a slotted spoon to turn them on all sides, until golden brown.
Place the loukoumades on kitchen paper to drain for 2 minutes and then arrange them on a large platter. Drizzle with honey, sprinkle with cinnamon powder and sesame seeds and enjoy!