Loukoumades (Honey Balls)


  • 1 Envelope dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup water, lukewarm
  • 3 cups five roses flour
  • 1/2 cup tea bisk
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 3 tsp. Ouzo
  • Honey & cinnamon


  1. Combine yeast, sugar and water and wait 10 minutes. (place in warm area)
  2. Combine flour, salt and ouzo. Add to yeast mixture.(note, if there isn’t enough water, add a bit to make a good consistency – this is what greeks call measuring “me to mati” or “with the eye”) (most greeks don’t use exact measurements)
  3. Allow to rise for approximately 10 minutes.
  4. Heat oil in a pot
  5. Take a spoonfull of mixture and put into hot oil. ** Don’t forget to dip the spoon into water between EACH loukoumada.
  6. Gently heat honey and pour over the prepared loukoumades. Add cinnamon.

You can add lots of other “extras” as well (sprinkles, sesame seeds etc..)
– Try and be creative!! ENJOY!!!!!