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Monday, April 2, 2012

Lokma Fried Sweet Dough Recipe

Lokma is a fried sweet dough that is covered in syrup. Served as a dessert, lokma is a popular coffee accompaniment.


Lokma Fried Sweet Dough Recipe


Ingredients:
1 1/4 cup warm water
1 teaspoon sugar
Lokma is a fried sweet dough that is covered in syrup. Served as a dessert, lokma is a popular coffee accompaniment.
Lokma
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
2 cups all-purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons
1 teaspoon salt
Vegetable oil for frying


For The Syrup
3 cups sugar
1 1/3 cups water
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Directions:
Preheat vegetable oil.
In a measuring cup, add yeast and sugar to warm water. Stir until dissolved. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes. In a medium bowl, combine flour and salt. Add yeast water and stir with oiled wooden spoon until a dough-like consistency form. Cover and place in warm area and allow to rise for 1 1/2 hours, or until doubled. Spoon dough by the tablespoon into vegetable oil and allow to cook for about 2 minutes each side, until each side is a golden brown color.

Repeat with remaining dough. Drain on paper towels.

For the syrup:
About 20 minutes prior to frying the dough, make the syrup. Mix all ingredients in a saucepan until sugar is dissolved on medium heat. Bring to a boil, then allow to simmer on low for about 10-15 minutes, until it become a syrup consistency. Do not stir frequently because the sugar will make the syrup cloudy. Drizzle syrup over fried dough and serve immediately.



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