• (Loukoumades)
  • 2 cups yogurt (plain-full fat)
  • Grated rind of one orange
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 shot glasses brandy
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups sifted flour, approximately
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 1/2 cups honey
  • Cinnamon
  • Toasted sesame seeds


In a bowl, blend the yogurt with the orange rind. Add the soda dissolved in the brandy, the salt, and enough flour to make a batter of "dropping consistency". Cover and set aside in a warm place for 1 or 2 hours. Heat oil to 365 degrees. Drop the batter in spoonfuls - just a few at a time as they will swell -into the hot oil and fry until they are a golden brown. Take the balls out with a perforated spoon and place them on absorbent paper to drain off the excess fat. Add 2 tablespoons hot water to the honey, drizzle lightly over the puffs. Sprinkle generously with ground cinnamon and sesame seeds and serve hot.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: Athens a la Carte
Submitted By: Joy Bowers
Honeyed Puffs