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Loukoumades is the favourite snack of the locals. A great variety can be found in the special stores and restaurants. Can be served also with white, dark or milk chocolate. This recipe was taken from "Thessaloniki food stories" book that was given to the public in this year's food festival. You can also find the recipe -and many more- in this page: Thessaloniki Food Festival
All recipes are translated in English and you can see also photos of Loukoumades :)

Ingredients
500 gr all purpose flour
1 pck dry yeast
2 tbsp caster sugar
half a tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cups warm water
Frying oil
a pinch of salt
half a cup honey
half a cup crumbled walnuts
ground cinnamon

Mix well flour, yeast, sugar and vanilla extract
in a large bowl.
Gradually add the warm water (no more than
100 degrees F , 40 degrees C) stirring well.
Add the salt, cover the bowl
and let rise until doubled in bulk, in a warm
place (an hour or more). Stir again. Place a
large tea spoon in a glass of water near the
batter. Scoop up about 4 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 small ball. Do not
overhandle the puffy, soft dough. 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
loukoumades aside to drain on paper towels.
Drizzled with honey syrup and sprinkled with
cinnamon. Serve warm.
Enjoy!
 

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Well I will make them tomorrow morning. I dont have a good oil for cooking. I have only olive oils and they don't have a high smoking point. Just printed out the book and will try a few of the recipes :)
 

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Yes,I agree,corn oil is better..I hope you like them!There are in every pastry shop here!Did you print the book?:D Me and my cousin the other day made "trigona panoramatos"!They were awesome!Of course,no trigona are left now :p
 

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Yes I printed it two sided so it is just like a book :). There are a couple I would like to try soon like the cabbage rolls with lemon sauce. That recipe sounds and looks delicious. And the Triangles look like a great, cool morning.... sit on the patio.... and have with a coffee..... as I watch the waist line increase...... indulgence :D
 

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Oh man, you are making me hungry! Tey look delicious. Cant wait to get my new kitchen so we can try some of those recipes.
 

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Oh my you are making me hungry right now and I am in bed on the iPad. I am going to print this off to try to make maybe tomorrow. But I can't read your link I clicked into there is no photo. This looks like Yum..
 

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Oh my you are making me hungry right now and I am in bed on the iPad. I am going to print this off to try to make maybe tomorrow. But I can't read your link I clicked into there is no photo. This looks like Yum..
Lyn, on the right side there is a small food drawing that says "Food stories". Click on that and it will download the cookbook for you with pictures.
 

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Yes I printed it two sided so it is just like a book :). There are a couple I would like to try soon like the cabbage rolls with lemon sauce. That recipe sounds and looks delicious. And the Triangles look like a great, cool morning.... sit on the patio.... and have with a coffee..... as I watch the waist line increase...... indulgence :D
Now it's like you have my book! :)
I like most of the recipes in the book.. I love bougatsa, piroski, trigona, koulouri.. the ones I haven't ever tasted are Haminados eggs and patsas. To be honest, I won't taste them at all :p
Cabbage rolls with lemon sauce are awesome. It needs some preparation but it worths it. It's one of my favourite winter dishes.
Nice picture.. morning on the patio.. coffee and triangles :) I would say try bougatsa instead of triangles- triangles are more like a dessert! There are many bougatsa spots in my city, that serve bougatsa in morning hours. The perfect start of the day!
 

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Oh man, you are making me hungry! Tey look delicious. Cant wait to get my new kitchen so we can try some of those recipes.
It's a good sign that I'm making everybody hungry here :p So great that you'll have a new kitchen! If you make Loukoumades, let me know! :)
 

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Oh my you are making me hungry right now and I am in bed on the iPad. I am going to print this off to try to make maybe tomorrow. But I can't read your link I clicked into there is no photo. This looks like Yum..
Thanks Lyn! Did you find the link and download the book?
 

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Lyn,if you make them,let me know!I hope you like them!
 
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