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Here is a guest post from my lovely colleague Natalie, who writes the Taste column. This week she’s got a special Greek recipe that is too good not to share!
What’s the number one thing Greeks love? FOOD! And there will be plenty of it at this year’s Odyssey Festival which starts tomorrow (September 22) and runs until October 13 at Olympic Hall, 288 Franklin St, Adelaide. Besides the aromatic dishes and delicious Loukoumathes (see below for a run-down on how to make these mighty honey puffs), there will also be exhibitions, crafts, school holiday events and so much more. Celebrate the Greek culture - opa!
Honey puffs (Loukoumathes) - makes about 30
Dilute 20g of yeast with one cup of milk.
Then prepare a thickish batter of three cups water and two cups flour.
Once mixed and smoothed, add yeast mixture and 1/2 cup of oil.
Let is sit so it can rise (usually about an hour).
Once yeast has worked and risen, heat oil (ensure it is very hot) in a deep fryer and drop spoonfuls of batter in oil in which they should puff up.
Once brown, remove and drain.
Prepare a mixture of honey diluted with water and throw the puffs in.
Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve with ice cream, cream or fruit.
Oh GOD!!! I love Greek food. Especially the sweets. I wish I had a Greek Nana, or had married a Greek man. Or had Greek friends whose mother could “adopt” me. Is that weird?
Mmmmm loukoumathes… *drool*