Loukoumades are little bites sized fluffy donuts that are traditionally deep fried until golden and crispy. These are served hot with a generous helping of honey drizzled on top and a sprinkle of walnut for added texture. A favourite amongst many Greeks and easy to make which is why we have provided below our guide on how to make your own Loukoumades at home.
Simply follow our guide below to start enjoying these delicious Greek donuts for yourself!


For the loukoumades

  • 1 cup (240ml) of lukewarm water
  • 1 cup (240ml) of lukewarm milk
  • 15 g active dry yeast
  • 3 and 1/4 of a cup flour (450g)
  • 2 tbsps sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsps olive oil
  • vegetable oil for frying

To garnish

  • 3/4 cup honey (350g)
  • cinnamon powder
  • chopped walnuts

For the chocolate sauce

  • 200g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 110ml water
  • 75g caster sugar



  1. Start by preparing the dough by mixing in a bowl the water, sugar and yeast. Stir with a whisk until the yeast dissolves completely and wait for 5 minutes. Next add the yeast mixture and rest of the ingredients for the dough and whisk at high speed until the mixture becomes a smooth batter.
  2. Cover the bowl with cling film and let it rest in a warm place for a minimum of 1 hour to rise.
  3. Get a medium sized frying pan and pour plenty of vegetable oil to deep fry the loukoumades. The pan of oil should be at least a medium heat. Ensure the oil is hot by adding a small amount of mixture to the pan to see if it sizzles.
  4. Next, dip a tablespoon in oil and remove any excess. Dip your hand in the dough and using your palm, squeeze out a small portion of dough between your thumb and index finger. Using the spoon, grab the dough ball off your hand and let it drop in the hot oil. Repeat this step until the surface off the pan is comfortably filled. You should dip the spoon in the oil & shake off every time, so that the batter doesn’t stick on it.
  5. While the loukoumades are frying use a slotted spoon to turn them in the oil to ensure they golden brown all around. Once ready, place all the loukoumades kitchen paper to drain an remove any excess oil.
  6. Serve on a large platter, drizzle with the honey and sprinkle with cinnamon and chopped walnuts.
  7. As an alternative options, why not add some chocolate to replace replace the honey. To prepare the chocolate sauce for the loukoumades, add in a saucepan the sugar, water and bring to a simmer stirring continuously, until the sugar has dissolved. Add the chocolate (chopped) and whisk, until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.
  8. Pour the warm chocolate over the loukoumades, sprinkle with some roughly chopped walnuts or almonds and enjoy!



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