Guy's honey ballz (Loukomades)

  • Preparation Time90 mins
  • Cooking Time15 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyMedium

For the dough

435g plain flour
3/4 tbsp caster sugar
1/4 tsp iodized salt
500ml warm (27C) water
3/4 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 tsp active dry yeast
Vegetable oil, for frying

For the honey sauce

500ml water
250g caster sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 cinnamon stick
15 ml lemon juice, freshly squeezed
30g honey

For the topping

250g caster sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
For the dough:
1) Combine all the dough ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix until well combined.

2) Transfer the dough to another large oiled mixing bowl. Cover and leave to rise until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours.

For the honey sauce:
1) In medium pan, bring the water to a boil over medium heat and add the sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and lemon juice. Simmer the mixture for 45 minutes.

2) Add the honey and cook for 5 more minutes. Set aside until ready to use.

For the topping:
1) Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and reserve.

To make the loukamades:
1) Heat a few inches of oil in a deep-fryer over a high heat. Use a tablespoon to form 1.25cm diameter balls of dough.

2) Add the dough balls to the deep-fryer and fry until cooked through and golden brown. Remove from the oil and drain on paper towels.

3) Transfer the fried dough balls to a serving platter. Drizzle with honey sauce and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar.

This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore we cannot make any representation as to the results.

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