Loukamades are Greeks’ version of donuts—fried dough balls tossed in honey and walnuts. They’re a sweet, fluffy snack that’s both light and indulgent. It’s a dish that we thought everyone would love to have for merienda. So we gave it our little spin. While you can go the traditional route vis a vis flavoring, you can try our version, which covers these donut holes in a rich ube glaze.
Loukamades should be fluffy. But this recipe results in a chewier donut, so there’s a bite to it. If you didn’t know, you would think it was a mochi donut. (But it’s not.)
It’s easiest to fry these babies using a piping bag (it also helps in keeping everything the same shape). But if you don’t have one, you can just use two metal spoons: one to scoop out the dough, the other to push it into the hot oil. Remember to make sure your glaze is warm and liquid before throwing in your fried dough!