Today we are going to make a very traditional Turkish food dessert. Loukoumades is a very happy and festive dessert because it is usually made to celebrate happy events. You can also find Loukoumades in every corner of Turkey streets especially at summer regions. It’s not a very heavy dessert, it’s not hard to make and it’s very delicious. Just try it and you will love love love!
For the dough:
- 3 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 2 cup (400 ml.) water
- 1 pack (11 gr.) instant yeast
- 1 full tsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
For the syrup:
- 2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 cup water
- 3-4 drops lemon juice
- Start by making your syrup
- Take your 2 cup sugar, 1 1/2 cup water in a pot and stir constantly at medium heat it until sugar dissolves.
- Take your stove to high heat and boil your syrup about 10 minutes until it get some consistency.
- When your syrup is ready turn off the heat, pour your 3-4 drops lemon juice and leave your syrup to cool down.
- Add your 3 1/2 cup all purpose flour, 2 cup water (400 ml.), 1 pack (11 gr.) instant yeast, 1 full tsp. sugar, 1 tsp. salt in a container and stir with your mixer until all the ingredients combines.
- The dough won’t be too thick, it will be a little thicker than cake butter.
- You can also make your dough without mixer.
- When your dough gets to a medium consistency, cover your container with a plastic wrap and rest your dough for about 1 hour to rise.
- Your loukoumades should be deep fried so fill half of your medium pot with frying oil and heat your oil.
- Take a spoon and oil it. If you use your right hand, take some dough with your left hand or if you use your left hand, take some dough with your right hand.
- Squeeze your fist, take the dough spilling with your oiled spoon and pour it to your pot. (you can see the details in below video)
- Fry your loukoumades like this while stirring occasionally.
- When they are fried take your loukoumades in your syrup, wait about 2-3 minutes while stirring and take them to your serving plate.
- Repeat the same procedure until you run out your dough.
- You can pour over the leftover syrup on your loukoumades and you can garnish them with cinnamon.
What do you think about that? Have you tried loukoumades recipe yet? Please comment and share your experience. Or are you craving for another Turkish food that you want its recipe from me? You can always contact me from here.