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Honey and cinnamon puffs – Loukoumades (Λουκουμάδες)

11 comments Dec 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Desserts and Sweets, Recipes

As Christmas is approaching I am doing more sweet dishes and try to find tastes that fit the season. Although you can find Loukoumades all year around in Greece the combination of honey and cinnamon over hot puffs is really a wintery dish for me. Loukoumades are a perfect desert in the cold time of the year. The fragrents remind me on Christmas and the golden, shiny colour fits perfectly a fesive table.

Preparation : 40 minutes

+ 90 minutes of letting the dough sit

Frying time: 6-10 minutes
easy recipe


  • 200 gram flour
  • 400 gram soft boiling potatoes
  • 1 pack of yeast
  • 1 tea spoon of sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 200 gram honey
  • 1/2 tea spoon of cinnamon
  • light frying oil


Disolve the yeast in 400 ml of warm water. Stir a hand full of the flour into the water. Add sugar and salt. Let the mixture rest for 30 minutes at a warm spot.

Meanwhile boil an puree the potatoes.

Stir the remaining flour and the puree into the water-yeast mix. Let it rest again for 90 minutes.

for the syrup, heat the honey in a pot and add the cinamon. If the sauce gets too thick add some water.

Heat the oil. Plunge the dough with a teaspoon into the oil, using a second teaspoon as a scoop.

Let the puffs fry at medium heat until they are golden. Make sure the oil is not too hot. They should be baked throughout.

Drain them on kitchen paper, then transfer onto the serving plate. Pour the honey sauce over them. Serve while still hot.

The German version of this recipe you can find here.

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  1. Those look mighty scrumptious!



  2. Very interesting. These are just how we make loukoumades in Cyprus. Where is this recipe from?

  3. I’ve never tried Loukoumades with potatoes, very interesting. I never tire of eating them but they are too good to resist. All the best for the holidays!

  4. Loukoumades with potatoes? Very interesting! I will try to do it!

  5. MMMMMMM,…this is something apart & so festive! Yummie!

  6. These look scrumptious! Very intriguing recipe with potatoes, I can’t wait to give it a try!

  7. Indeed. They are based on a recipe form Cyprus. I got it from Tessa Kiros cookbook Falling Cloudberries. A book that I can highly recommend.

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