Loukoumades, a Greek pastry, is their version of a doughnut.
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
1 tablespoon yeast
1 cup lukewarm water (for yeast)
5-12/ cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
1 cup honey
1 cup water
oil for frying
Dissolve yeast in water and let set for 10 to 15 minutes. Sift flour and salt together. Make a hole in flour and pour in yeast mixture. Mix gently while continuously adding warm water until a soft, sticky dough is formed. Cover dough with clean, damp dishtowel. Let dough double in size.
Bring sugar, honey and water to a boil. Boil for 6 minutes. Remove from high heat, but keep warm.
Heat oil in deep fryer. Use a tablespoon to drop batter into hot oil. When batter floats and is golden and puffy, remove to drain on paper towel.
Pour syrup over hot doughnuts and sprinkle with cinnamon.