Loukoumades (Honey Dumplings)

Loukoumades (honey dumplings) are popular all around the Mediterranean region and especially in Greece

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Skopelos traditional recipes unveil lots of delicious treats, such as loukoumades (honey dumplings).

Loukoumades are popular all around the Mediterranean region and especially in Greece.

Honey dumplings should be homemade. Imagine small bites of heaven that delighting your palate instantly.  Basic ingredients are the honey and the cinnamon. Though many chefs create new versions constantly.

If you wish to taste a new local dessert, then Loukoumades must be it.

The following exciting, extra cool version of honey dumplings recipe is from the restaurants of Adrina Hotels.  Enjoy it to get the best out of Skopelos traditional recipes!


1 kg white flour
300gr potatoes
2 sachets (16gr) dry yeast
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1 egg
approximately 60gr ouzo
extra virgin olive oil
400gr honey, nuts and cinnamon


  • We peel the potatoes, we boil them and when ready we mash them in a bowl.
  • In another bowl we place the flour and salt, adding sugar and yeast, while whisking the ingredients continuously.
  • In the same bowl we add the mashed potatoes, the egg, a bit of ouzo and some water, stirring the ingredients constantly.
  • We allow the dough to rise for a couple of hours.
  • Then, in a heated frying pan we pour extra virgin olive oil and we place the mixture (one spoon of dough equals one loukouma). We fry for 3 minutes.
  • When fried, we place loukoumades on a serving plate, top them with honey, nuts and cinnamon.

Loukoumades is a must for all Skopelos first-time explorers since it is a totally different taste than anything you have ever tasted. Taste honey dumplings to truly capture the magnificence of Skopelos traditional recipes.

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