- Loukoumades (honey puffs)

Category: Mediterranean Diet, Cretan Recipe. 

Serves: 6 - 8   
Preparation time: 30min
Level: Easy

Loukoumades (honey puffs), Mediterranean Diet, The Cretan Diet,



  1. Place water, baking soda, salt, olive oil, cinnamon and grated lemon rind into a skillet and boil for 1-2 minutes. 
  2. Pour in the flour and stir constantly with a wooden ladle, until the mixture starts to detach from the walls of the skillet. 
  3. Remove the skillet from the fire, let cool for a while and add the eggs while stirring constantly. 
  4. Heat the oil in a skillet; spoon small balls of dough using a wet spoon so that the dough does not stick and place them in the olive oil. 
  5. Fry them until golden brown, take them out with a perforated skimmer and transfer them onto a serving plate. 
  6. Prepare the syrup by combining all ingredients in one skillet. 
  7. Boil for 10 minutes, remove the cinnamon, the cloves and the grated lemon rind and add a wine glass of cognac. 
  8. Pour the syrup over the loukoumades. Instead of syrup, you can use confectioner’s sugar mixed with cinnamon to dredge the loukoumades.

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