Greek Donuts || Honey & Cinnamon “Loukoumades”

I had a terrible episode this weekend. My Nikon lenses broke down!! Yeap!! Bad bad moment!! I feel really angry and too sad.

I was looking for an upgrade of my gear lately, making some research on best Nikon food photography and full frame camera and perhaps new macro lenses, but I didn`t want to destroy my previous equipment.

No words can describe the moment of the crash friends. It was an accident of course, but still…ahhh!!

saltybiscotti food photography blog donuts with sugar and cinamon

Anyway, I posted on Instagram this Saturday an image of a Greek delicacy and you liked it. I am talking about “Greek Honey & Cinnamon Donuts” or otherwise called around here, Loukoumades.

Give it a try, it is an easy sweet to make and so tasty that you will add it to your breakfast list. Keeping the same dough recipe, you can have some fun with the toppings, adding dark or white chocolate, walnuts, sesame, almonds.

I made them with some sugar, cinnamon and honey which is the classic recipe.


saltybiscotti food photography blog donuts with sugar and cinamon

You will need the following Ingredients:

  • 200 gr. flour (all-purpose)
  • 8 gr. active dry yeast
  • 50 gr. cornstarch
  • 1 tbs. honey
  • 200 gr. lukewarm water
  • 1 tbs. salt (flat filled)
  • oil (to fry)
  • sugar, cinnamon and honey (to serve)


  1. Add in a bowl all the ingredients apart from the oil and mix well with a spoon. The mixture must look like a porridge.
  2. Cover the bowl with a towel and let it aside to rise, in a warm spot for 45 minutes.
  3. Put the oil into a pot and prepare the heat to fry the donuts.
  4. Fill a glass with a water and take a spoon.
  5. With the spoon, grab a small quantity of the mixture and drop it into the pot with the heated oil. Repeat for the entire mixture. Remember to dip the spoon into the glass of water every time you make another donut, for the mixture not to stick into the spoon.
  6. Fry until the dumplings are golden and crispy.
  7. Lay a paper towel on a large plate and put the donuts to dry after frying.
  8. Let them cool for a few minutes and sprinkle some sugar, cinnamon and of course enough honey.

saltybiscotti food photography blog donuts with sugar and cinamon

saltybiscotti food photography blog donuts with sugar and cinamon

Thank you so much for being here!!

Have a great day!!

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