Greek Doughnuts

Loukoumades

banner

Preparation info

  • Makes: about

    35

    doughnuts
    • Difficulty

      Medium

    • Ready in

      1 hr 15

Appears in

My Big Fat Greek Cookbook: Classic Mediterranean Soul Food Recipes

My Big Fat Greek Cookbook

By Christos Sourligas and Evdokia Antginas

Published 2019

  • About

These deep-fried pastries have recently become the rage across North America. All my non-Greek friends now clamor for Mama’s loukoumades recipe, being cute and careful trying to pronounce it properly, like they’re kissing my behind (“lou-kou-MAH-dez”). The word is borrowed from the Turkish word lokma, meaning “morsel,” originally termed in the ninth century. There are claims that a honey cake first appeared as a dessert in ancient Greece, while others suggest the origin