Greek Frappe Loukoumades are a classic dessert of golden brown, fried donuts, sweetened with a touch of honey and served with Frappe, favorite all over Greece. Frappe is a simple drink made from Nescafé, water, sugar, and milk.
Greek Frappe & Loukoumades
- 2 tsp NESCAFÉ® Classic Instant coffee
- 2 tsp sugar
- Ice cubes
- water or milk per preference
- 1 cup lukewarm water
- 0.5 oz active dry yeast
- 3 ¼ cup flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- oil for frying
For the syrup
- ½ cup honey
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ cup water
- cinnamon for sprinkling
- In a blender add 15ml water 2 tsp NESCAFÉ and 1 tsp sugar. Blend well for a nice creamy foam.
- Add a few ice cubes into a glass and pour into the NESCAFÉ Frappé. If you prefer with milk you can add 30ml chilled milk.
- To make the dough add flour, sugar, olive oil and the water along with the dissolved yeast to blender with dough hook and whisk at high speed until you get a smooth texture. Cover and leave the dough aside to let it rice for 1 hour.
- Prepare the syrup by mixing the ingredients into a pot over medium high heat and bring it to boiling then reduce the temperature to medium low and let it cook until syrup is formed.
- Over a medium heat place a frying pan with oil to fry the loukoumades.
- Form balls from the dough mixture and fry in the pan. Wet your hands to avoid sticking dough.
- Make sure you fry the ball from all sides until golden brown. Then transfer them to a paper paper to drain.
- Serve with sprinkled with cinnamon over and drizzle honey syrup.
Inspiration and adaptation: internationalcuisine.com, wikipedia.org, greece-is.com
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