One final word...no forks allowed. You should definitely eat these with your fingers. They will taste that much better.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
loukoumathes stand. Louka-what, you ask? If you are not Greek, this word is a mouthful, literally. Loukoumathes (luke-uh-ma-thes) comes from the Turkish word lokma meaning "morsel" or "mouthful." My Yia Yia refers to them as honey balls--deep-fried dough balls soaked in a sugar syrup and sprinkled with cinnamon. louks is made fresh everyday. It rises for 30 minutes to one hour before it is spooned into the hot oil. louks by hand (instead of machine), a technique that I can honestly say is very difficult to master. (Any time I try, my louks end up looking like ugly blobs rather than round puffs of dough.) pillowy on the inside. loukoumathes are cooked they are soaked in a sugar syrup immediately before serving. loukoumathes just aren't the same eaten cold! loukoumathes. Don't worry if you can't pronounce the word correctly...just ask for an order of honey balls...we know what you mean:-) But, watch out...these things are seriously addictive.