Holidays to Skopelos means tasting Greek-style honey dumplings almost every day! This delicious dessert known as loukouma, is the Greek summer’s most precious sweet that can be enjoyed as a snack or after lunch. You will find it in lots of versions, similar to donuts or ball-shaped. Usually it is served with honey yet the latest trends combine it with marmalade, chocolate syrup or simply sugar. Take your pick!
Read below to find out how we make our honey dumplings and embrace a super sweet experience during your holidays to Skopelos.
- With an electric mixer we mix yeast, milk and water until the yeast is dissolved.
- We add flour and salt until the mix is gets a thick consistency.
- Then we let the mix rest and allow dough to rise for less than 2 hours.
- Next we make the honey syrup. We heat the honey with 2 cups of water in a pan, adding some cinnamon sticks. When it reaches a boil we lower the heat and wait until the mix reaches a syrupy consistency (after about 10 minutes).
- When the dough has risen we put olive oil in a pot and heat at 200C. Using a teaspoon we drop dough into the oil. We keep turning the dough balls until each side is golden.
- When the dough balls are ready we drain them on a baking sheet and place them on a plate before topping them with our homemade honey syrup.
Enjoy honey dumplings after a day at the beach to capture the essence of holidays in Skopelos.
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