Lokma is a Middle Eastern dessert, that consists in pastries of deep-fried dough, soaked in a sweet syrup. They can also be served with chocolate, walnuts, and honey. It is considered to be a Turkish dessert, but you can find variations of the recipe in Greece or Cyprus. Be sure to make as many as these little balls as you can, because they’ll be finished in no time!
Ingredients Needed for Lokma
For the dough:
¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoon dry yeast
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup warm water
1 cup flour
For the syrup:
3 cups of water
How to Make Lokma
- Add the sugar and egg in a large bowl. Whisk them.
- Add the active dry yeast, salt, and pour the warm water.
- Slowly add the flour, and whisk until you obtain a smooth dough. Cover it and let it rise for 30 minutes.
- Heat a saucepan over medium heat and add the water in it.
- Add the sugar and stir until it melts.
- Pour the lemon juice and bring to a boil.
- Bring it to a boil and remove it from the heat.
- Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
- Use a teaspoon and shape the dough into small balls. Deep-fry them until golden and crispy.
- Let them soak into the syrup for the next 30 minutes.