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""Lookoomades" Passion for honey." Athens Off The Beaten Path Tip by Grizouli

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  Lookoomades - Honey puffs
by Grizouli

After briekfast, or when tired sightseing; small cafes and pastry shops offer this simple yet delicious sweet. I never miss it when I am downtown Athens.
My favourite "Lookoomades" shop is cafe-pastry shop AEGEON In Panepistimiou str. just 50 meters after "Titania" hotel.

For inspired chefs here's the recipe
Honey Puffs -- Lookoomades
1 package dry or 1 oz. fresh Yeast
2 cups warm Water
1 teaspoons Sugar
4 cups Flour
1 teaspoon Salt
Vegetable oil Olive Oil
and cinnamon Honey and dry fruits (almonds,peanuts, etc)

Dissolve yeast in 1 cup warm water. Add 1 teaspoon sugar and 1 1/2 cups flour; beat batter until smooth, cover and leave in a warm place. When its size is doubled, add remaining water, salt and enough flour to make a thick batter. Cover again and allow to rise until it begins to bubble- about 1 1/2 hours.

Heat plenty of oil in a deep frying pan. When it begins to smoke. drop in the dough in small spoonfuls, about 10 at a time. Fry over a moderately slow heat until puffed and golden brown; take them out with a perforated spoon and pour over honey. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve hot.

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  • Updated Jan 24, 2003
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