Thursday, July 9, 2015

Loukoumades

makes: 16

Serve these deep-fried cookies warm for the best flavor.

2 cups yogurt
1 tablespoon orange zest
pinch of salt
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
¼ cup honey
½ cup water
cinnamon

Combine yogurt, orange zest and salt. Dissolve baking soda in orange juice. Add to yogurt mixture. Add flour, just enough to make a thin pancake-like batter. Cover and set aside in warm place until raised and bubbly, 1-2 hours. Heat oil to 375. Stir batter and drop by spoonfuls into hot oil. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Heat honey and water over low heat until combined and warm. Drizzle over cookies. Sprinkle with cinnamon.