Honey Puffs

    Honey Puffs


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    These are a version of the Greek 'loukoumades'. They are a deep fried puff coated in a honey sauce.

    Serves: 25 

    • 2 (7g) packets active dry yeast
    • 1 cup (250g) warm water
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) warm milk
    • 1/4 cup (60g) white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 85g butter, softened
    • 3 eggs
    • 4 cups (500g) plain flour
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) honey
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) water
    • 4 cups (1 litre) vegetable oil, or as needed
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:1hour rising  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

    1. Sprinkle the yeast over the warm water in a small bowl. The water should be no more than 40 degrees C. Let stand for 5 minutes until the yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam. In a large bowl combine the warm milk, sugar and salt then mix to dissolve. Pour the yeast mixture into the milk mixture and stir to combine.
    2. Mix in the butter, eggs and flour until the mixture forms a smooth soft dough. Cover the bowl and let rise until doubled in bulk; about 30 minutes. Stir the dough well, cover then let rise 30 more minutes.
    3. Mix honey and 1/2 cup of water in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Turn off the heat and let the honey syrup cool.
    4. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 180 degrees C. Oil should be about 5 cm deep.
    5. Place a large table or soup spoon in a glass of water near the batter. Scoop up about 2 tablespoons of dough per puff with the wet spoon; drop it into the wet palm of your hand and roll it back into the spoon to create a round shape. Do not over handle the puffy soft dough.
    6. Drop the dough balls into the hot oil in batches, wetting the spoon each time you make a dough ball. Fry in the hot oil until golden brown on the bottom and roll them over to cook the other side; 2 to 3 minutes per batch. Gently set the fried puffs aside to drain on paper towels.
    7. Place the puffs on a baking tray, drizzle them with honey syrup and sprinkle with cinnamon. Serve warm.

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