Greek Honey Balls (Loukoumades)

A traditional Greek Sweet. Golden balls of honey flavoured dough.

Serves 4

Ingredients

300g Flour

1/2 tsp Salt

1 tsp Instant Dry Yeast

227g jar of One Hundred Acre Greek Honey

275ml Warm Water

Vegetable Oil

Ground Cinnamon

Vanilla Ice Cream (optional)

Method

  1. Dissolve the yeast into 60ml of the warm water with 1 tbsp of Greek Honey and 1 tsp of flour.
  2. Mix the remaining flour into bowl with the salt.
  3. Make a well in the centre of the flour and pour in the yeast mixture. Gradually mix in the remaining water until you have a sticky and loose batter. Add more water if required. Cover the bowl with cling film and leave for 2 hours.
  4. Heat the oil in deep fat-fryer.
  5. Use a lightly oiled tablespoon to collect the dough and use another tablespoon to push into oil. Continue until all dough is done. Multiple batches may be required.
  6. Once golden brown, remove and place on paper towels.
  7. Warm the remaining Greek Honey in a pan.
  8. Roll the dough balls gently in the pan. Remove and sprinkle cinnamon over balls.
  9. Serve hot with vanilla ice cream (optional)

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